(to me, anyway ....)
It's easy to lose perspective when you're in the midst of Openworld conference chaos and partying but the most important news I heard this week wasn't anything to do with NoSQL or BigData or OEM or even Steve Jobs' passing away, but a horrible email I received one morning. If you check out the 'Fanzine' section of the bookmarks on the right of this blog, it was invented for Andy Cowling because his was the first blog I read that warranted it.
I remember Andy C blogging about the various kinds of friends we have these days of the online variety, acquaintances and real friends but, regardless of that or how well I know him, he's a top man so I'm just crossing everything that this goes well for him and his family ....
(No smiley thing to adequately express how I feel ....)