Learning of the death of Haskell Curry from a post on net.applic, I'm unexpectedly saddened by a 30 year old event.

The only computing figure so well respected that not only his last name is used to refer to a common programming language capability, "currying"; but his fist name is also used, for the haskell language. (olduse.net is brought to you by some haskell code.)

Some more interesting tidbits about him, his father, and Alaxander Graham Bell in this post.

I got involved in the things that bear his name well after his time, and so never thought to mourn him. But reading the traces of the event on olduse.net, I realize that I'll never get to see him post there, like I see Dennis Ritchie from time to time. A new experience of loss.