El mundo de la tecnología perdió ayer a una persona especial, amigo Matthew S. Theobald. Matt fue una persona increíble y brillante, que desarrolló y diseñó un medio para indexar los datos del mundo a través de Internet. Escribí sobre Internos después de conocer a Matt después de un evento local de Smaller Indiana el año pasado.
Matt had a vision and tirelessly pursued it. The last time I saw him, he was nervously having a smoke out on the circle. I recognized him and we wound up talking about his vision, his family, Indianapolis and shared some crazy stories. We laughed a lot. A few hours later, I drove him home and had to explain to my kids why I was 4 hours late. Matt was that kind of guy – he just pulled you in and you couldn’t help but feel like you had an old friend across the table from you.
I’m going to miss hearing Matt’s smokey voice, cough and laugh at our next Smaller Indiana event. I know he struggled at times, he was alone in his genius and didn’t have the underlying support to help push his vision. I also know that his vision sí Sin embargo, se hizo realidad, y le dije que cada vez que hablábamos. Puede que no sea el número de entorno de búsqueda de Internet el que se haga realidad, pero un sistema como este para organizar datos en Internet será una realidad algún día.
Matt left me a couple messages on Facebook to get together and go out to lunch with him. I was too busy, though, and we never managed to get together. On Monday I’ll make the time to say goodbye to my friend.
Matt’s funeral is Monday 6/21, 12PM, Crown Hill Cemetery North Entrance. (Graveside ceremony plot 223)