Wow. Too much to blog about today. And by that I mean that there’s too much stuff happening that demands a personal response from me, news or events that evoke a cherished memory.
Still… I’m sad that he’s passed away, but seeing that he was inspiration to millions of engineers, geeks, and scientists, James Montgomery Doohan, a.k.a. “Scotty” from Star Trek, could not have chosen a more fitting date on which to leave this mortal coil.
- The CBC obituary
- The BBC obituary
- The CNN obituary
- Wil Wheaton’s (short) post
- The Slashdot thread
- The Fark thread
That’s all I have energy to find right now.
For the record, the comment that first made me teary-eyed was this one from the Fark thread:
2005-07-20 11:56:49 AM / anthonyhawke [TotalFark]
I’m sure Bones needed your help with something, anyway. Gonna miss Scotty
Goodbye, Mr. Doohan.
Guess I’ll polish off the scotch tonight.