According to a post on the EFF website, John Perry Barlow has just passed away. I have to admit that I didn’t really know much about him personally, but I admired and respected him for his role in co-founding the EFF.
I’ve been following links to a few other articles related to him.
- The NY Times also has an obituary.
- His 25 Principles of Adult Behavior is an interesting list and worth reading.
- And here’s a bit from This American Life, where he talks about meeting his fiancée Cynthia, and their subsequent relationship. (Warning: it’s heartbreaking.)
- An obituary on reason.com refers to him as “The Thomas Jefferson of Cyberspace,” which sounds a bit hyperbolic to me, but I guess isn’t too far wrong.