The news we were hoping not to hear…

James Kim was found dead. Maryam just came in and told me (I was in interviews). She was sad, crying, actually, me too. It’s interesting how someone we never met can affect us so. Our thoughts with the family and with his coworkers at CNET.

42 thoughts on “The news we were hoping not to hear…

  1. This is really sad news. I was hoping they would find James alive and well. I’ve obviously never met the guy or his family, but you are right it is strange how a random tragic event like this can bring down so many people all via the web.

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  2. This is really sad news. I was hoping they would find James alive and well. I’ve obviously never met the guy or his family, but you are right it is strange how a random tragic event like this can bring down so many people all via the web.

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  3. I was driving down to Houston when I heard the news on the radio this afternoon. My heart sank and my throat tightened up. I can’t stop thinking about his children. It tears me up inside.

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  4. I was driving down to Houston when I heard the news on the radio this afternoon. My heart sank and my throat tightened up. I can’t stop thinking about his children. It tears me up inside.

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  5. I read the first reports today, which were not clear if he was alive or not. Then I received email saying James was found dead. I kept looking for confirmation. I did not want to believe it. His death is as close I have ever come to feeling like I am losing someone that is like family. I did not know James. Maybe because he is from the tech community or that it happened in Oregon where I live. Maybe it is also because I know thae area and have traveled those back roads where they got lost. In any case, I am quite choked up. My thoughts are with the Kim family. May James rest in peace.

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  6. I read the first reports today, which were not clear if he was alive or not. Then I received email saying James was found dead. I kept looking for confirmation. I did not want to believe it. His death is as close I have ever come to feeling like I am losing someone that is like family. I did not know James. Maybe because he is from the tech community or that it happened in Oregon where I live. Maybe it is also because I know thae area and have traveled those back roads where they got lost. In any case, I am quite choked up. My thoughts are with the Kim family. May James rest in peace.

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  7. What a horrible way to die.
    Hypothermia, hunger and not knowing if your little girls are going to make it.

    I too have traveled those roads in SW oregon.
    My cousin lives in Port Orford, and Truly a wrong turn at this time og year is dangerous.

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  8. What a horrible way to die.
    Hypothermia, hunger and not knowing if your little girls are going to make it.

    I too have traveled those roads in SW oregon.
    My cousin lives in Port Orford, and Truly a wrong turn at this time og year is dangerous.

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  9. Yeah, I was really distraught when I heard the news. I know we all had hope that he would survive, especially when they found his family. I guess all we can do now is just hope that they will be all right.

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  10. Yeah, I was really distraught when I heard the news. I know we all had hope that he would survive, especially when they found his family. I guess all we can do now is just hope that they will be all right.

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  11. To all who wander out in the winter.
    It is well advised to place a survival pack in the trunk of you car. Even a candle can keep you from freezing to death if used with the proper training. Even the best of the best can be caught on the side of the road in winter. Being prepared can prevent such needless loss. My heart goes out to the family. However, my logical mind tells me to scream out to those who travel in snow country to get the training that can save lives.

    Click to access winter_survival_handbook.pdf


    At a min. read the above.
    May God be with the family left behind.

    Robert,
    Get someone to sponsor a cold car night to help train families and kids in winter survival. Don’t let James death go by without a purpose. Help save more lives.
    regards,
    Russ

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  12. To all who wander out in the winter.
    It is well advised to place a survival pack in the trunk of you car. Even a candle can keep you from freezing to death if used with the proper training. Even the best of the best can be caught on the side of the road in winter. Being prepared can prevent such needless loss. My heart goes out to the family. However, my logical mind tells me to scream out to those who travel in snow country to get the training that can save lives.

    Click to access winter_survival_handbook.pdf


    At a min. read the above.
    May God be with the family left behind.

    Robert,
    Get someone to sponsor a cold car night to help train families and kids in winter survival. Don’t let James death go by without a purpose. Help save more lives.
    regards,
    Russ

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  13. I travel with what backpackers call the ten essentials in the trunk of my car. Headlamp, extra food & water, knife, etc. Plus hiking boots, socks, and warm clothes.

    Maybe most important of all, a whistle. The sound of a whistle travels much further than shouting. Three blasts on a whistle is the universal back country distress call, and any rescue team knows that.

    Heard an amazing story on that. Two hikers way in the back country. One gets a broken leg. They use their whistle. One ridge away a mule train diverts and comes. On another ridge, a park ranger on horseback heard it. Within an hour, in isolated country, they had full aid and help. That would not have happened without their whistle.

    I’ve done a fair amount of backpacking. The land can beautiful, inspiring, but also utterly unforgiving if you make a serious mistake.

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  14. I travel with what backpackers call the ten essentials in the trunk of my car. Headlamp, extra food & water, knife, etc. Plus hiking boots, socks, and warm clothes.

    Maybe most important of all, a whistle. The sound of a whistle travels much further than shouting. Three blasts on a whistle is the universal back country distress call, and any rescue team knows that.

    Heard an amazing story on that. Two hikers way in the back country. One gets a broken leg. They use their whistle. One ridge away a mule train diverts and comes. On another ridge, a park ranger on horseback heard it. Within an hour, in isolated country, they had full aid and help. That would not have happened without their whistle.

    I’ve done a fair amount of backpacking. The land can beautiful, inspiring, but also utterly unforgiving if you make a serious mistake.

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  15. Wife, two daughters, silver station wagon, heading from the I5 to the Oregon Coast. That’s my family the past three summers. But that was summer, and we’ve taken the more northerly, busier routes. Still, like many of us I’m sure, I can imagine how a vacation could, through a series of small mistakes and bad luck, become such a terrible event.

    I’m sad for people I never met, whose names I never knew before last week, sad to tears. I guess this is a remarkable and powerful thing about the Internet. I’m not sure, however, that I would call it a good thing right now.

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  16. Wife, two daughters, silver station wagon, heading from the I5 to the Oregon Coast. That’s my family the past three summers. But that was summer, and we’ve taken the more northerly, busier routes. Still, like many of us I’m sure, I can imagine how a vacation could, through a series of small mistakes and bad luck, become such a terrible event.

    I’m sad for people I never met, whose names I never knew before last week, sad to tears. I guess this is a remarkable and powerful thing about the Internet. I’m not sure, however, that I would call it a good thing right now.

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  17. Such sad news. What is interesting is how the tech community has such affinity for this event. Just as you and Maryam experienced, my wife and I did too.

    It really does seem like we lost a family member. I guess the Internet really has changed how we react to things.

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  18. Such sad news. What is interesting is how the tech community has such affinity for this event. Just as you and Maryam experienced, my wife and I did too.

    It really does seem like we lost a family member. I guess the Internet really has changed how we react to things.

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  19. Such a sad story. Strangers to me, but kin, because of our race—the human race. I don’t know the full story, but it truly seems Mr. Kim is a hero, having given his life in trying to find rescue for his family.

    Blessings on them all, and peace and comfort.

    Shirley Buxton
    http://www.writenow.wordpress.com

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  20. Such a sad story. Strangers to me, but kin, because of our race—the human race. I don’t know the full story, but it truly seems Mr. Kim is a hero, having given his life in trying to find rescue for his family.

    Blessings on them all, and peace and comfort.

    Shirley Buxton
    http://www.writenow.wordpress.com

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  21. A loss. My thoughts go out to his family. I’ve read CNET for years, and so must have read some of the articles he edited.

    May his memory be a blessing.

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