1. 13
  1. 8

    I had the privilege of working with wvh, as he was known, at Vivísimo and IBM for many years. He was one of the most genuine, caring people I’ve ever met. I learned a lot about software and life, esp. hot sauce and tea, from him. I owe a lot of my love of technical documentation to him, and I hold that his approach to documentation was a key part of IBM acquiring Vivísimo. He also had a second house that was his personal computer museum.

    His archive, including digital copies of some of his books, is online at http://www.vonhagen.org for however long it lasts now that he’s gone.

    1. 3

      I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts he’s been here.

      1. 3

        Yes, a very high chance, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was involved in it. I’ll bet his collection could find a home there. Before going to the long-term care facility in which he died, he lived just a few miles from me in Verona, Pennsylvania. The Large Scale Systems Museum is in New Kensington, about 30 minutes away.