March 26th, 2004

classic beard

obits

According to this post in the Daily Gadget, Bozidar Benc passed away, apparently from extended complications of a car accident.

I recognized the name - not just because it was unusual, but because he wrote a number of Palm apps that I found especially useful - notably, RPNPopCalc, a calculator that you could activate from any text input box, hooked in deeply enough that you could calculate something and "paste" the displayed result directly into the underlying application - something that would be trivial in a general purpose system, but was quite clever and tricky for the one-app-at-a-time palm platform. He was especially responsive to questions and suggestions, often responding to comments with new code.