Ed Foster, Rest In Peace
8/1/2008 7:58 AM
We are saddened to hear of the death of long-time technology writer and consumer advocate Ed Foster, an InfoWorld fixture for more than 20 years and a terrific writer and reporter of the revolution in technology that we’ve seen during that time.
Ed ran The Gripe Line at Ziff Davis Enterprise, the blog dedicated to consumers who wanted their tech to run better. To view The Gripe Line, click here. He passed away of an apparent heart attack Saturday, July 26, at age 59.
Over the years he served as a writer, editor, columnist and resident much-loved smartest guy in the room while InfoWorld moved from magazine to online powerhouse, all the time covering in the tech industry. VolumePR has worked with the magazine and its writers since our inception and we know this is a blow to their entire newsroom.
His family has requested that in lieu of flowers or further commentary, mourners contribute to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
If nothing else, for Ed’s sake, check out the EFF – for folks like us at VolumePR, who care deeply about tech (because that’s where many of our clients live) and freedom of speech and the connection of online intellectual rights with our Constitutional civil rights (because we are communicators) – we take this opportunity to share this organization with our readers.