Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/02

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Subject: [Leica] Sad news
From: rbaron at (Robert D. Baron)
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 13:38:47 -0500
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Speaking as the one who was occasionally confused with "Leica_Bob"  (I
had to user-name myself OK_Bob to differentiate but there still may
have been occasional confusion, which is hard to believe because no
one could ever suspect me of being wittily insulting) I can only add
to the communal sense of dismay and sadness.

No photos here, just memories of great online conversations in years gone by.

--Bob Baron / Oklahoma City

==On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Kyle Cassidy <kcassidy at> 

> It is with great sadness and disbelief that I have learned of the passing 
> of Lugger Martin Howard who died suddenly while on a business trip to Sau 
> Paulo, Brazil. There are no further details on the circumstances at this 
> time.


> I remember specifically Martin writing a "bot" (short for roBOT) for the 
> Leica IRC chat channel where he was a frequent participant 
> ( #leica) His bot, dubbed "Leica Bob" pretended to 
> be a very obnoxious Leica owner. It would react to words that people 
> posted ("Noctilux" and "Tilly" being two that come to mind) and retort 
> with ... fabulous hilarity and witty insults -- leaving many an 
> unsuspecting Leica Owner baffled as to just who "Leica Bob" was and why he 
> hated Nikon's so much. I actually remember laughing so hard it was 
> difficult to breathe sometimes when Leica Bob would pipe up from nowhere 
> and join a conversation.


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