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Vale Dave Blackburn

In the olden days — when VRML was still very new and unknown, before anything much had been done with it  — there were some true believers.  One of the first of those was my friend Dave Blackburn.

In LA, Dave was very much at the epicenter of the VR community, working to promote both technology and the network of creatives working with the technology. Dave was always at every LA event I went to, with all his energy, enthusiasm, and keen insights.

Dave helped us a lot, when it really mattered.  So it came as a bit of a shock when I learned that he had passed away on Friday. He’s already very much missed.

Here’s a brief reflection from Peter Rothman in H+ about Dave’s life & work.