I just heard (on the dc-stuff mailing list) that Joe Barr died late last week. "He was a Defcon attendee and one of the few to do so in a wheelchair. Joe is well known for his writings on the Linux.com website as well as on Slashdot. He held the position of "Editor and Reporter" for SourceForge/VA Linux and authored "CLI for Noobies" published last year by Prentice Hall and SourceForge."

Joe Barr was full of fun, and a sweet human being. It was a privilege to know him, and I miss him already.

In memoriam: Linux evangelist and Linux.com editor Joe Barr
http://www.linux.com/articles/141548