Saturday, 28 February 2015

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This is a blog about agile documentation, and as such not the appropriate or preferred forum for sharing my personal feelings about events in my life or events in the world at large.  However, occasionally something happens which intersects the personal and professional, and the passing of Leonard Nimoy is one such event.

Star Trek in general, and Spock in particular, was a significant inspiration to my love of philosophy and science, loves which continue to this day.  I would not have have been half as interested in computer science and technology without my weekly doses of Star Trek, TNG, Voyager and DS9.  Spock's rational viewpoint was a role model for how I tried to view the world and tackle the problems I faced, and I know I'm not alone in that.  My life would probably have taken a different course without that role model, and this blog, modest though it is, wouldn't have happened.

Thank you Leonard.  Live long and prosper, wherever you are.

Normal service will be resumed in the next post.