Meyerweb: So Many Nevers

Freaking shit how this is ripping me out, the last several days. So much pain, so hard to express.

I grew professionally with Eric’s books and sites for years and years. It’s strange how you can get yourself into thinking you actually know a person, without never actually speaking to him. But to so many of us who believed in web standards and stuff back at the start of the century Eric was one of the several beacons we looked up to, someone who relentlessly pushed the movement forward. I lived and breathed the web back then and Eric Meyer was a household name, a mentor of sort.

To have him and his family going through this is so unjust. Only…there’s no justice nor guilt nor anything really when it comes to cancer. It just happens, a Mother of all bad jackpots.