A true friend and mentor
I have so many memories of my "adventures with Eric," and I am so saddened to learn of his untimely departure. When he and John Dodge hired me as a PC Week beat reporter -- back when the venerable Dan Farber was still EIC -- I became part of something more than an editorial staff. It was a family. He taught me -- and I know many others -- what it means to be a mentor, that a boss can also be a friend, and many other personal and professional lessons I will never forget. There was very little he wouldn't do in the interest of good journalism or just a good time. In fact, he brought those concepts together for me, and in so doing, helped define a path for my life and career. My heart goes out to his immediate family, and also to those of us in the extended family and fraternity of people who had the privilege to work for and with Eric. He will be sorely missed.
-- Steve Kovsky