Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2018 00:03 UTC, submitted by hornett
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Terrence Andrew Davis, sole creator and developer of TempleOS (née LoseThos), has passed away at age 48. Davis suffered from mental illness - schizophrenia - which had a severe impact on his life. He claimed he created his operating system after having spoken with and receiving instructions from god, and he was a controversial figure, also here on OSNews, for his incomprehensible rants and abrasive style towards OSNews readers and staff. We eventually had to ban him, but our then-editor Kroc Kamen worked with him in 2010 to publish an article about his operating system despite his ban.

Davis was clearly a gifted programmer - writing an entire operating system is no small feat - and it was sad to see him affected by his mental illness. I mourn his passing, and I wish his family and friends all the strength they need in these trying times. His family and friends are asking people to donate to "organizations working to ease the pain and suffering caused by mental illness", such as The Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

I hope he found peace - wherever he may be.

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RE[3]: Comment by grub
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2018 09:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by grub"
Thom_Holwerda
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I am referring to Thom and other commentators like him who suddenly turned their attitude 180 degrees just because that schizophrenic died.


We didn't know who he was and that he was ill back when we decided to ban him.

It is nauseating to see people suddenly praising someone they once mocked just because that someone died.


Mocked? I don't remember mocking anyone.

In any event, I do have a comment section to run, and I don't have the time - nor is it my responsibility - to be some random person's personal nurse. However, that doesn't mean I don't recognize someone's behavior is the result of something beyond that person's control.

No one ever told as many good words about him while he was still alive and could actually READ those words.


Other than us (i.e., Kroc) actually helping him by giving him an article slot?

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