Farewell, Derek: STC colleague Derek Torres of Paris passed away this week from the H1N1 virus. Derek was very active in STC, helping to form the Europe SIG. I met Derek at several European conferences and I had a lot of respect for him, both as a technical communicator and as an all-around nice guy.
I know several other people who have had the virus, but recovered. It makes every cough and minor symptom seem that much scarier.