After several days of traveling, most of it without internet access, I just turned on Feedburner to sync for the first time in a few days.
The first post I read took my breath away: Larry O'Brien wrote that Jim Gray is missing at sea. Information Week confirms it.
Scary. I was on campus at Microsoft yesterday and today, and Jim's name came up with both conversations.
He is a bona fide genius; more than that, he cares about helping people. Meeting him was a tremendous professional honor for me. My thoughts go out to his family.