7 comments on “On the death of software, and it's programmers

  1. I was looking for an actualization to Karen back up program and I just finish to read the beautiful story of Karen. I do not know what to say. He was a special person, and leave thousands friends in all the word, included here em Brazil.
    Bye my friend.
    Rest in Peace. I miss you.

  2. Karen wrote a backup program (Karen's Replicator) that has turned out to be much easier to use than many of the backup programs that I've used before or since in the last 10 or more years.

    Thank you kindly for posting this story. Karen will be missed, not just for her programming skills, but also as a fine person who touched the lives of others.

  3. Thank you so much for posting this story about Karen. I have been a big fan of Karen's PT Replicator and used it for years. It's sad to hear of her passing, but I'm sure she is upstairs looking down and knows that she has helped so many people all other the world.

    Rest in Peace Karen and thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills with the world.

    Kind Regards
    Brian Zarth
    Sydney, Australia.

  4. I found this quite by accident after searching how to recover clipboard entries. The domain was referenced but obsolete. I appended it and found a link to this article.

    I never knew or heard of Karen but this has really touched my heart and as I sit teary eyed I am reminded that there are still some good people in this world we live in.

    Unfortunately some have had to leave to the big network in the sky. I wish I had heard about Karen before or known her work. Thank you for sharing such a powerful memory and post.

    I have been homeless myself and know it can be tough in several ways.

    I hope that you are doing okay these days.

    God Bless.

  5. I, too, am saddened by hearing of the passing of this lady that I have never met, never communicated with, but who earned my respect as a fellow programmer simply because of the constant and reliable quality of her software. I still regularly use Karen's Directory Printer and often find capabilities in the settings that are just what I'm after : it was after using it again tonight that I thought "I must drop her a line and praise her to the skies", only to find she is up there already. Bless you, Karen, and I hope that those you loved and left behind glean some comfort from the tributes people have left you, and the safisfaction people across the world still feel from using your exceptional creations.

  6. I had a recent failure of a torrent client.. I was looking for help and search after another I ended up on a reddit post which was mentioning a very familiar sounding Karen's replicator.. I followed some more links and ended up on this sad news..

    I am sure though she is in Paradise, whatever it is for each one, a place of neverending joy and peace and goodness. Amen

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