Roland Piquepaille Dies


Update: ZDNet has published more details of Roland’s death.
I’m sad to report that longtime HPC technology pundit Roland Piquepaille died this past Tuesday. Many of you may know of him through his blog, his writings at ZDNet and Slashdot, and his many years of software visualization work at SGI and Cray Research.
I worked with Roland 20 years ago at Cray, where we both wrote tech stories for the company newsletter. With his focus on how new technologies modify our way of life, Roland was really doing Slashdot-type reporting before there was even a world wide web. You can read his brief ZDNet bio here.
Rest in peace, Roland. You will be missed.

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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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