Finis Price

We were deeply saddened when we heard the news of Finis Price passing away. The legal profession, and the Mac world, lost a great friend and advocate.

Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog posted a nice roundup of comments and other blog posts in tribute to Finis. Reading through the posts again, we’re reminded of Finis’s great personality. Ben Stevens, from his Tribute to Finis Price post:

“Benny boy!”  That was how Finis always greeted me – for a reason known only to him.  You see, no one else has ever called me Benny, and I never figured out why he did.  It really didn’t matter though, because every time we talked, he brought a smile to my face.  He had this indescribably infectious energy and the uncanny ability to lift the spirits of those around him.

And Larry Port of Rocket Matter, in his In Memory of Finis Price post, pointed out their mutual love affair with books:

One of the things we used to speak about often were books. We would ring each other up and talk about what we loved and what we couldn’t stand. Finis was currently in the middle of a Philip K. Dick marathon, the author who wrote the stories behind Blade RunnerTotal Recall, and other sci-fi mind trips. The last book he ever recommended to me was A Scanner Darkly, if you’re interested, explaining that it was probably the best introduction to PKD’s work.

Ted Brooks, in his Rest in Peace, Finis Price post, summed up what many of us have been thinking:

Keep on soaring, Finis – we will miss you and your unique perspectives.

Finis was a great mind and an even greater person, and the legal technology world is poorer without him.