"The author of the enormously popular freeware network tool
PING, Mike Muuss, died in a Maryland car crash last night. The
accident happened at 9.30pm (New York time) on route 95 as a result
of a previous accident. Mike hit a car stuck in the middle of the
road and was pushed into the path of an oncoming tractor."
"Mike Muuss was a highly respected senior scientist at the US
Army Research Lab in Maryland and specialised in geometric
modelling, virtual reality, MIMD architectures, digital networks
and OSes. He was well known to the Internet community - always
helpful and knowledgeable (and frequently witty) about his subject
and will be sorely missed. He wrote a number of software packages
and network tools but PING is the one he'll be most remembered
"He was always a little bemused at the popularity of the
thousand-line PING software, which he wrote in a surprisingly short
time, and always said he would have spent more time on it had he
known how popular it would become."
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