Thursday, December 07, 2006

Rest in peace

Rest in peace, tech journalist James Kim, who died in a heroic attempt to save his snowbound wife and two young children who, fortunately, survived.


Anonymous cogitno said...

Very sad news. He was one of the old Tech TV crew, along with Leo Laporte (TWIT.TV), Patrick Norton (DL.TV) and Kevin Rose (DIGG), amongst others.

12/07/2006 9:30 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Between his age (mine; how odd to see 1971-2006) and his family (his younger daughter is two months younger than Liam), the story really gets me. There but for the grace of God go I, as they say. I hope his heroism is some consolation.

12/07/2006 10:39 PM  
Blogger Alsatia said...

I was crushed when I heard that he was the same James Kim from TechTV. My husband and I loved watching TSS, Fresh Gear, Internet Tonight, and lots of other TechTV shows back when we were dating. I was horrified to hear this evening on the news that the road they got stuck on was supposed to be closed off by a metal gate, but vandals had broken the lock. It just made it that much worse, although I didn't think it was possible.

12/09/2006 12:35 AM  
Blogger Polaris93 said...

The story of his heroic attempt to find help to rescue his family and its tragic end was one of the most moving I have ever seen. I wish I could do something to help his widow and children. There should be at least some sort of fund to help them out.

12/09/2006 11:49 PM  
Anonymous cogitno said...

Leo Laporte's TWIT (This Week in Twech) website has links to both a tribute video and a family website to which you can send a note or make a donation. Both sites are administered by CNET, his last employer:

I'm sure that James Kim new his chances for survival were better if he stayed with the car, but that the overall odds for the family were improved by an attempt to get help. It was real courage.

12/10/2006 6:12 AM  
Anonymous GirlFromIpanema said...

This made the newspapers in Germany as well. I read it on Friday morning... Sometimes I am glad that I live in a small, overpopulated country where a car or a person will come in the next hour or so...

12/10/2006 1:51 PM  

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