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Wired.com: Quiet, Sad Death of Net Pioneer

Jul 09, 2002, 14:30 (22 Talkback[s])
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"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 about.

"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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