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A Developer I Admire — Walter Zorn (useragentman.com)
49 points by cheeaun on Aug 27, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

Thanks for sharing, I never heard about Walter Zorn, but I recall searching for an alternative to Raphael and I came across his 2D library. At the time I thought it was a clever hack, little did I know that the library was more than 10 years old and miraculously worked all the way back to Netscape 4.

I searched around for some of his work and came across this beautiful recumbent bike: http://www.recumbentblog.com/2009/06/29/sometimes-you-just-w..., even if I know nothing about bikes it's evident this is a masterpiece of craftmanship and design. I'm greatly saddened by his passing.

Sad to read this. I recognised his name, having seen the same domain name for years as really the primary effort towards making JavaScript graphic-friendly before the APIs were designed to make it do so.

It's a pity to think there's still no effective mechanism in place to prevent sites like this disappearing. But it also shows the importance of Wayback Machine.

But it also shows the importance of Wayback Machine.

Which, sadly, seems to be suffering. At least, all of the times I've used it in the last couple of years, its indexing had slowed significantly or even stopped on the sites I was looking up. I'm not sure what the deal is, but it could certainly do with a large endowment.

Without a doubt, a talented developer. He made some very useful libraries. Sad to learn of his passing...

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