[AUUG-Talk]: Vale "Morris Major", Bob Morris dead at 78 (June 26, 2011)
adavid at adavid.com.au
Sat Jul 16 17:10:31 EST 2011
On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 03:15:09PM +1000, steve jenkin wrote:
> I missed this in the general news.
> A sad loss...
Yes it is Steve
> AUUG got Bob out to talk in Sydney for the 1998 Conference at the Hilton
> He looked v. scruffy (jetlag etc) and was almost ejected by Hotel Mgt at
> one point.
I remember that. It was quite an awkward standoff for a while.
> Another speaker didn't show, so Bob filled in with an impromptu talk.
> At Bell Labs, Robert Morris senior & junior were sometimes called
> "Morris Major" and "Morris Minor". A pun on English cars, not what you'd
> expect in the USA.
> I thought the cigars would get him, but apparently not!
A bunch of us went out one lunchtime with him in a vain search for a decent martini.
A very entertaining time.
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