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A pair of .plan updates by 3D Realms' Joe Siegler and id Software's Jim Dosť, who formerly worked at 3D Realms himself, have the sad news that former 3D Realms programmer William Scarboro recently died of a severe asthma attack (also the cause of the untimely demise of Doug Myres last year). His obituary, which Joe points out is generally accurate (but has the date of death wrong), has details on the services that were held yesterday, and both updates offer thoughts on working with William, and other personal reminiscences. Update: There have also been subsequent .plan updates on this from 3D Realms' Scott Miller and Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to William's friends and family.

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65. Re: Quick observation Aug 20, 2002, 16:46 anon@216.23
Irony in wanting privacy, on a public message board? I am to assume then, that you conduct your public life completely openly?

If this was a world where we could 100% stand behind our words and comments, there would be no problem. But as long as people take offense and hack someone's website because of what they said on IRC, someone committed credit card fraud because an elderly lady unknowingly gave them her social security number or VISA number, or gays like Matthew Shepard get beat to death, tied to a fence, because of his words and comments, the neccessity for privacy is still a looming sword of Damocles over our heads.

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