Tim May (fwd)

Robert Hettinga hettinga at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 09:22:04 PST 2018

Well, shit.

Give ’em hell, Tim, wherever you are.


> On Dec 15, 2018, at 9:56 AM, Greg Newby <gbnewby at pglaf.org> wrote:
> Forwarding without attribution from another list I'm on:
>> Date: 14 Dec 2018 22:27:00
>> Subject: Tim May
>> I am sorry to report that Tim May has passed away, apparently of
>> natural causes.  I know that Tim was a controversial figure on this
>> list.  Actually, I can't think of any list or community where Tim was
>> not a controversial figure!  But, to those of us who were his fans,
>> Tim was a giant.  My condolences to all of you.
> I have not seen independent confirmation or an obituary, and his Wikipedia page isn't updated: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_C._May
> Among other things, that page mentions: "Writings on cryptography and privacy: May was a founding member of, and has been one of the most voluminous contributors to, Cypherpunks electronic mailing list. He wrote extensively on cryptography and privacy from the 1990s through 2003."
>  - gbn

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