John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

Cindy Cohn—Electronic Frontier Foundation:

With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF’s founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral part of EFF.

If there are any for whose passing the internet might pause, even blink off for a moment, Barlow is surely one.