Steven Den Beste, blogosphere pioneer and writer of USS Clueless, has passed away

Editor’s note: This is very sad news. I was around as a reader when the blogosphere started to kick off back in 2001ish, and SDB was a daily read until he retired to mostly blog about anime at Chizumatic. Rest in peace, Steven.

 


 

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Steven DenBeste has passed away.

I just received word from Steven’s brother, graciously thanking me for making the welfare call to the police and confirming that what many of us feared had indeed come to pass.  I did not inquire as to specifics, but Steven had been in very poor health of late, having had a stroke just under four years ago.

Steven was brilliant, a former engineer with a crackerjack mind. His old blog, U.S.S. Clueless was tremendously important in the early days of the ‘blogosphere’. It is hard to overstate the importance of U.S.S. Clueless and the brilliance of his analysis. Sadly, that site went down this past week as well, when Steven’s server failed. That site was immensely influential to many of us, and I am far from the only person he inspired to blog or helped along.

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