Professor William J. Mitchell, pioneer of urban computing, RIP

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7 Responses to “Professor William J. Mitchell, pioneer of urban computing, RIP”

  1. Genutz says:

    City of Bits was awesome, RIP!

  2. Anonymous says:

    He wasnt THE most brilliant.
    He didnt even have THE best taste.

    But he was the most relentlessly positive, energetic, forceful and ambitious. He was a small town man who never stopped. It wasnt just ambition for himself. It was ambition for the world. He was a booster. Kind and funny. The world needs more like him.

    I will miss him dearly.

  3. Aaron Z says:

    He was an amazing man — one of the most caring, thoughtful, and deeply analytic professors I’ve ever met at MIT. He will be missed. The Media Lab has tragically lost of its greatest assets.

  4. Anonymous says:

    oh my… bill was a brilliant thinker and tinkerer… he will truly be missed though his creative thinking will remain as an active part of everyone that worked with him.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bill gave me the chance to attend the Media Lab in 1998 and his support and generosity opened many doors for myself and many people I know.

    A great man and a very important thinker.

    David Cox

  6. Jon Brouchoud says:

    Definitely a brilliant thinker. His work was fundamentally transformative in the way I think about technology, architecture, and the built environment. After reading e-topia in grad school, and briefly corresponding with him, I completely changed the course of my thesis project, and ultimately, my entire career path.

  7. clamasugi says:

    His is definetly a tragic loss.

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