I worked at TeleVue/Viacom where I first met Jim and then worked directly for him at Execudata and Datatrack Network.
I never had a better boss, nor a better friend, and I know that he was years ahead of his contemporaries in his brilliant concepts about our electronic future.
Today, much of that future is here, but back in the 1980's the concept of instant stock quotes and streaming news at your fingertips was only a theoretical dream and the hardware and software had not begin to catch up with Jim's visions. It is notable that one or more of the engineers that worked for Jim went on to a little outfit up the street called "Microsoft" and became instant millionaires.
Jim was a gifted genius far ahead of his time, but more importantly, he was a truly fine human being.
My heart goes out to Bunny, and to his family. I know what a loss you have had.
I want all of you to know that I do miss his polished voice and brilliant mind. He should really be ranked at the top of those that made this a better world.
I feel very lucky to have known him and to have shared a small part of his life's work.
Jim, the fast talker and electronic genius of tall stature and bright humor, will forever be a pert of the lives and in the hearts of the family.