Good evening booksharians: I was utterly stunned when I heard the news today. I had the opportunity to meet Gustavo in 2004 in Atlanta.He was as charming and funny in person as he was in E-mail messages. Who will forget the classic opening greeting of
"gentle people" With a heavy heart. -- Rui----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 7:50 PMSubject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Extremely sad news to the Bookshare.org community
My G**! What a shock!! He's so young!! And I just noticed that 52 books so far today have been added to the collection (including Agatha Raisin and the vegetarian cookbook and the Lost Tales.). I thought he was busily working. We come to know each other to some extent here, and even though Gustavo doesn't post very often, corresponding with him directly and meeting him at CSUN makes his passing seem like personal loss. My symnpathies to everyone. Cindy - Jim@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:It is with great regret and sorrow that I inform you that Gustavo Galindo passed away suddenly yesterday. Gustavo was the Site Manager for Bookshare.org, and was the foundation of our Bookshare.org team. He was involved in the rapid growth of our collection over the last four years through personally approving each book being added. Gustavo was fierce in his dedication to serving people with print impairments while getting it right, by taking our commitments to publishers and authors seriously. He had a formidable intellect, and his insights, understanding and sense of humor will be sorely missed by our team. We can honor Gustavo's commitment to access and books by doing our best to bring more books to more people with print disabilities around the world. Jim Jim Fruchterman President and CEO Benetech 480 California Avenue, Suite 201 Palo Alto, California 94306 USA New direct line: +1 650 644-3406 Fax: +1 650 475-1066 jim@xxxxxxxxxxxx www.benetech.org <http://www.benetech.org/> The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity Benetech is a nonprofit organization____________________________________________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta. http://new.mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.