I've had to take a few days off from the blog, after hearing that my father, Dick Hustvedt, had passed away last week. It's never easy losing a parent. In many ways, I grew up never really knowing him as others did, though I grew to love and appreciate him in my own way. He was severely head injured back in 1984 in an auto accident on his way to the office. Following the accident, he spent the past 20 years or so at Robin Hill Farm in New Hampshire, a truly incredible community for adults with traumatic brain injury.
I want to thank all those who have reached out to me over the past week to share your thoughts, sympathy, and especially your fond memories of Dick from years past. Many worked with him at Xerox or DEC (now HP) and it is through your stories and reflections over the years that I have built a solid and profound respect for him. Thank you.
There will be a memorial service in Concord, MA in a few weeks time. For updates, see the Boston Globe notice.
UPDATE: Excellent blog post on Dick from Steve Lionel over at Intel.