Garry Betty passed-away yesterday. Some of my former colleagues at EarthLink put together a tribute to Garry on ning.com.
I'm very sad. He was a leader of the highest caliber. In an online World once dominated by the walled-gardens of AOL and Compuserve, He and Sky Dayton brought about one of the first independent nationwide Internet Service Providers to offer unbridled, unlimited Internet Access.
To this day, EarthLink continues to challenge the choke-hold that phone companies work so hard to maintain on Broadband and Global Communications, by educating elected officials on the importance of a truly competitive broadband landscape, and offering consumers a world of possibilities.
That's a damned good legacy.
Also: Earthling weighs-in.