I kept on hoping that they would find him alive in the Oregon wilderness and that everything would be ok.
For those of you that don’t know, James Kim a senior editor with CNET was stranded with his family in the Oregon Wilderness for over a week. In a last ditch effort, after burning even the tires on his car to keep his family warm, he went out on his own to find help.
As luck would have it his family was found and rescued two days after he went off on his own.
Yesterday they found his body and we now mourn the loss of a fellow gadget lover. I always enjoyed his CNET reviews on CNET, first on the web and later on my cell phone. CNET has put together a video to remind us of his enthusiasm and great personality.
While this is a terrible time for the Kim family, they should take solace in the fact that the web community has come together in such a strong way to support the search for his family and then him. From the fact that a satellite was rerouted to help with the search to the use of diggs to push the news to the front page, I for one am proud of my brethren for coming together in a time of need to help one of our own.
He will be missed.
Rest in peace James, rest in peace.