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Eric Lundquist, Pioneering Tech Journalist, Editor, Dies At 64
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Jamescon
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9/8/2014 | 6:50:22 PM
Re: A Gem
@Sferguson. I didn't work directly for Eric, but in a parallel group where I had to meet with him occasionally. He was a decent human who cared about everyone, and he just happened to be a true professional. He will be missed. Sympathies to his friends and family.
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9/8/2014 | 6:02:32 PM
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Via Michael Miller: "I talked with Eric's son Adam, who tells me that the memorial service will be held on Saturday Sept. 20th at 1pm at the south church in Andover. If people want to make a donation in his name, the charity that was closest to Eric was Beyond Soccer . Alternatives would be the American Heart Association or Mass Bike ."

 
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Susan_Nunziata,
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9/8/2014 | 5:55:21 PM
Re: Eric - You will be greatly missed. You were such a promoter of my publications and work as a CIO
@gss: Thank you for sharing those beautiful words about Eric. There are so many stories to be shared about Eric. His sense of adventure brings some laughter amid the tears. Wayne Rash gave me a few laughs talking about his experience being stranded in Frankfurt for 3 days with Eric while trying to get back to the U.S. from CeBIT. He also talked about accompanying Eric to seek out the best sausage stand in the Hanover train station in Germany.

Here's what Wayne told me about that particular adventure: "Our T&E from those trips was so low. All our dinners cost 5 euros, the price of a sausage and a beer. We'd get to this place at all these strange hours of the night and have our sausage and beer, hang out with crazed drug addicts and all these Germans who wanted to beat on Americans."

Eric lived life to the fullest and was taken from us far too soon.
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9/8/2014 | 5:37:49 PM
Eric - You will be greatly missed. You were such a promoter of my publications and work as a CIO
When JJ (Jennifer Jessup) sent me a note today about his death I fell apart. I immediately thought of your family - which I've called, then all of the good time we spent together talking about the IT undustry - and writing about it. I'm heartbroken that you are gone. I just submitted a proposal for the third edition of the Straight to the Top series and wanted you to be part of the content and promotion. 

You will be missed terriby by me and the industry at large. I hope one day when I die that I receive 1/10th of the outpooring of folks thanking you for your "words" of wisdom. 

You were the IT Poet of the 1990s - through 2014. 

Love - gss

 
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9/8/2014 | 5:18:12 PM
Re: Eric had a genuine liking for people
I agree. Thanks for sharing, Charlie.
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9/8/2014 | 4:21:16 PM
Tell us about your mentors
With the passing of Eric Lundquist I have lost a trusted mentor. He was a mentor to so many in the business. I regret not thanking him for the positive impact he had on my professional development.

Was Eric a mentor to you as well?

What are some of the things you've learned from Eric or other mentors during your career?

Are you currently mentoring someone? If so, tell us about how you approach mentoring.
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9/8/2014 | 4:18:07 PM
Re: A Gem
@Sferguson: Eric's agile mind and adaptability to change were among the things that made him such a pleasure to work with. He could easily move among print, web, video, audio, live f2f events and understood that all of it mattered. In our time at Ziff, he was a huge proponent of offering the readers a more fulfillling mobile experience and understood the role that mobile devices would play in our media consumption habits long before they became ubiquitous.
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Susan_Nunziata,
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9/8/2014 | 4:15:18 PM
Re: Sad news
@Shane: Well said. Eric taught many of us that perspective on technology that was more of a social anthropolist's viewpoint, a POV that will be missed in tech reporting.
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9/8/2014 | 4:12:50 PM
Re: Eric had a genuine liking for people
@Charlie: What a wonderful story, thank you for sharing it. We are all the better for having known him.
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9/8/2014 | 4:09:59 PM
Re: He will be missed...
@jjessup570: That ability to put people at ease was truly a trademark. Eric and I were speakers together at a healthcare IT event in Boston some years back, and due to some changes and speakers dropping out, we were asked to step in and take on additional sessions. He was rock solid at the unexpected request and within about 15 minutes we had put together a fresh slide presentation and were ready to tackle the new topic with the audience.
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