Jim Warren was a mentor of mine, although it took a long time to realize it. My brief encounter with him occurred in 1994 when some of us in New Jersey were lobbying the state legislature to pass an internet bill. He had been instrumental the year before in passage of landmark California Assembly Bill 1624, for government documents to be made available on “the largest nonproprietary, nonprofit cooperative public computer network.”
He was described as a Renaissance Man by a close friend. A New York Times obituary by Steve Lohr said he was “a charismatic trade show impresario, editor, and activist.” A most touching online obit proclaimed, “A mighty tree has fallen in the digital forest.” All true.
Jim Warren’s digital footprint includes: a NYT obituary, a page on IMDb.com, his own GovAccess blog and a video on Vimeo.com.
Thank you, Jim Warren.