A message from Mark's family: Geektechnique.org will turn static
It has been almost two years since our beloved Mark was struck by a cruel stroke and passed away a few days later on september 20th 2008. There’s hasn’t been a day that he was not in our thoughts, in our minds, in our feelings. The sorrow wears only al little, and the scars of the loss of our son, our brother, brother in law, our friend wil remain for the rest of our days. We will miss his presence, his lively conversation and his bright ideas.
The months after his death were hard and painfull. But the support of all of you, especially his direct friends, the folks of Nieuwe Garde, the guys of his jaarclub in Rotterdam, and the Pecha Kucha-people were a great help to get us through this period.
We also mention Marks girlfriend Victoria, who had to bear the loss in Argentina, far away from everything that was connected with Mark. It is hard to imagine how difficult it must have been for her.
We want to thank her once again for being such a source of happines for Mark in the last months of his life. Hold on girl! And stay in touch.
This website is the virtual reminder of Mark and his projects and ideas, a virtual tombstone that should remain. Until now all of you could place your thoughts and comments on the site. Soon, Marks site will be static. This means that it will be no longer possible to comment on his ideas and projects, but that we all can continue to cherish his creativity.
And for all of you who worried about Bates, Marks’ black cat with the little tail, she lives with Marks’ sister Liesbeth and her family. It’s nice to have her with us. It feels like there’s a little bit of Mark with us every day. And as far as we can judge Bates is happy as she can be.As mentioned in the Message from Mark's family this site has been made static. This means that it will be no longer possible to comment on his ideas and projects, but that we all can continue to cherish his creativity.