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Steve Cisler

           1942-2008
          Steve Cisler
librarian — philosopher
   information activist

Steve Cisler died on 15 May 2008 of cancer. In the late 1980s and into the 1990s Steve ran the Apple Library of Tomorrow project, where we met in connection with personal free-text information retrieval (cf. ThanksAlot). After Apple shut down its corporate library Steve moved on.

Steve helped people. He made introductions, shared resources, organized conferences, distributed information, and traveled around the world to work with folks who had less — a lot less — than most of us take for granted. He was a believer and a skeptic. "The Internet is like a library," he once said, "where somebody has taken all the books off the shelves, torn all their covers off, and then thrown them randomly on the floor." Steve tried to make things better. R.I.P, buddy.

(some eulogies and appreciations: [1], [2], [3], [4], ...) - ^z - 2011-08-28