Cary Lu

Linda Frasier[hidden]

What is it really good for?

When Cary Lu's gaze fell on something, hype dissipated. His immense critical faculties and knowledge turned toward finding the useful, the beautiful, and the just. His seemingly endless font of facts was balanced by an interest in other human beings, his cynicism by a wry wit. His unique point of view was worth hearing, whatever the topic. When he turned his hand to satire, all of these things came together in a special barbed hilarity.

I like to remember him saying, "a well-written book has better information than all this technology put together, and it has a much better user interface."