First 5 comments on TechHermit’s last post - Christian Belady, me, Rich Miller, Urs Hoelzle, and Mike Manos

TechHermit’s last post has 5 comments now. 

It’s too bad TechHermit couldn’t see these comments from Christian Belady, me, Rich Miller, Urs Hoelzle, and Mike Manos.

If you haven’t had a chance to visit, you may want to check out what Shane McGew wrote in the past that got all of our attention.

  1. I was devastated by this news….through his blog he had become both a friend and industry pundit.. I found TechHermit a very objective voice of reason in an industry of very subjective opinions. His refreshing candidness made his blog my favorite read. I will certainly miss him immensely and I think the industry will as well. Anytime there is industry news, his blog was the first place I would go to see what his opinion was…and usually they made me smile because he put the “moose on the table”. He truly had a gift in that.

    My sympathies go to his family during this difficult time.

    by Christian Belady July 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm


  2. It is sad to hear this news as I felt TechHermit was one of my avid readers, and another person who shared a passion for transparency of what is going on in the industry. I will miss his contributions and discussion as TechHermit was not a media person and wasn’t blogging from a company perspective.

    An example of how we leveraged conversations is

    I am writing my own blog entry. My condolences go out to to the family for their loss.

    by Dave Ohara July 30, 2009 at 3:40 pm


  3. William, please accept our condolences on your loss.

    Your dad’s insight and passion, as given voice through Tech Hermit, had real value in the data center industry. This was clearly reflected in the fact that the leading technologists from Microsoft and Google – the world’s largest and most successful companies – were regular readers and commenters here at Tech Hermit. We’ll miss him.

    by Rich Miller July 30, 2009 at 5:22 pm


  4. I am very sorry about your loss, William. I’ve never met your dad in person, but as Rich says many of us at Google had been following his blog, and had no idea of his illness because he sure stayed sharp until the very end. He may have been late to the Internet, but his voice was heard and will be remembered.


    by Urs Hoelzle July 31, 2009 at 2:36 am


  5. William,

    I am deeply saddened by this news. I loved the candor and as Christian put it, his ability to put the “moose on the table”. You could always count on him to give you his perspective. Sometimes he was dead on, sometimes a little off, but always the most interesting voice out there. This is a huge loss to our industry.

    Mike Manos

    by Michael Manos July 31, 2009 at 2:49 pm