Old Usenet Friends

So sorry to read about Greg’s passing. Condolences to his family and friends. I “met” Greg in the early 90s on Usenet; oddly, on a group that talked about soaps. But, we shared a love of baseball and I loved reading his baseball stuff even more. We never met in person and hadn’t really conversed in ages. He was one of the first people to welcome me to Facebook when I joined a couple of years ago, though. I was surprised and happy to hear from him. “Sarcasm is a way of life.” May he rest in peace.

2 thoughts on “Old Usenet Friends

  1. “Friend I never met” is a great phrase coined by another usenet veteran. And that sums up how I feel about Greg.

    But I always felt he was wrong to tag himself with “Sarcasm is a way of life”. “Please show your work, here’s mine.” would have suited him better. It’s not that he didn’t care what you believed, he was more interested in what lay behind the opinion.

    Damn. I’ll miss him.

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