Cary Lu

Paula Lovejoy[hidden]

I worked with Cary in Boston about 10 years ago when I was as a copy editor at High Technology magazine. At the time I was working two jobs, so I obviously didn't have a whole lot of money.

When Cary moved back West, he put up a sign to sell some of his things that he didn't want to take with him. I asked him about a Polaroid camera he had advertised. He was going to sell it to me, and then changed his mind and said -- "Just take it. I'm not going to charge you for it. The film costs a lot of money, which is why I don't want to keep it."

I've kept that camera and have used it a lot over the years, and every time I use it, I think of his generousity and kindness in giving it to me.

I'm saddened to hear of his passing. He was very pleasant and easy to work with.