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My uncle Jack Jorgensen (1929-2016) was one of the formative figures of my youth. He was one of the men who taught me to think, who always challenged me mentally to be more.

Jack was the man who nurtured many of my initial interests in IT. That’s no small thing when you consider that I’ve been earning a living for over twenty years now as, essentially, a thinker.

In his later years Jack researched a lot of the family tree, and was always good for a fascinating story or three, the sorts of things in any family that add spice and flavour to the names and the dates.

He passed away this week and I’ll miss him, I’ll miss his stories, and I’ll miss how he always challenged everyone in the family to be more.

Farewell Jack, and godspeed.