Friday, 19 June 2009

Ron Lynam

Last night my grandfather died at the age of 93. This follows a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

He will be sorely missed by family and friends.

My grandfather was an electronics expert and engineer in the early days of this discipline. It was through him I gained a love and passion for computers and electronics. It was because of him that I first learnt to program. He taught me Assembly and C (which at the time I generally used to reverse engineer games such that my sisters could never win).

It was through him that I obtained my first Unix terminal account on a dial up modem (75/300 baud) in 1979. As a consequence, it is him I owe my current career to.

Pop, I will miss you.

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