[rescue] Semi-OT: James Doohan has died

Gary gary at linuxforce.org
Wed Jul 20 11:55:50 CDT 2005

On Wed, 20 Jul 2005, William Enestvedt wrote:

> Normally I don't post breaking news, and I'm decidedly not a Trekkie,
> but it seems appropriate to note on this list -- of all places -- that
> James Doohan, "Star Trek"'s Scotty, has passed away.
>   http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=&q=Doohan&btnG=Search+News
>   For all systems administrators, who make a living keeping systems
> running and playing nice, this actor's character must have been
> something of a role model.

That's an understatement.  He was *the* reason I wanted to enter an 
engineering field, and the reason that I wanted to learn the *proper* way 
to diagnose and fix things.  'Inspiration' doesn't do him justice - he was 
an institution all by himself.

*raises glass of Romulan Ale*

Here's to you, Scotty.

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