"It's horribly ironic that the news of Gene Kan's death has
traveled so slowly--no tributes posted on Usenet, no mention of his
passing at any of the usual geek news sites.
"Perhaps the story of how a 25-year-old genius took his own life
is simply something that is just too difficult for folks to talk
"Kan, peer-to-peer file-sharing programmer extraordinaire, died
on June 29. His professional life revolved around developing new
ways to share information easily and quickly. Thousands of people
use Gnutella to swap files, a program Kan was instrumental in
developing and promoting..."
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