Posted by: John
James Kim was a TechTV personality when I first saw him. I watched him almost every week on the CNET podcast that my TiVo gets. I have his last review he did in his life sitting on there right now. He had a down to earth presentation style about technology that I hope to have, too. He made technology accessible, and was fun to watch, especially when he was using the gadgets he was reviewing to show off his kids. James, you’ll be missed greatly.
Wired News: Remembering James Kim
James’ body was found Wednesday by one of four helicopters paid for by the family. Although some rescuers had reported seeing a flash of light near him from their helicopter, by the time they arrived at the location, it was too late. I could go on and on about the tragedy of someone so well-loved being found dead after being missing for eleven days, with a full-fledged search not starting until about a week after the Kim family went missing, as well as the fact that the family had to fund the helicopters themselves, but that’s not the point right now.
The point is this. During his life, everyone who knew him felt the considerable warmth of James Kim, who died alone in the cold. Nothing could be less fair.