Since I have heard about the death of Carl Backstrom, I am still totally shocked. I had the pleasure to meet him personally at OOW 2007 and at ODTUG 2008 in New Orleans this year. We all had a great time and he is a person who will certainly be remembered.
He left a mark on this world! He was very friendly, always helpful and very passionate about his work. And he was very good at it, too.
It really touches me and reminds me at the same time to always live our lives to the fullest!
Carl, we already miss you and wish you the best wherever you are now.