The design world lost one of its greats yesterday. Bill Moggridge, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, inventor of the first laptop, co-founder of IDEO, and dear friend to designers, students, advocates and thinkers the world over, was 69 when he passed away.
Bill was a great enthusiast of Core77, and we are grateful for his support and constant encouragement. His kindness and wit, his cheerleading, his warmth, and above all his unyielding passion for the power of design have been a constant inspiration to us all, and he will continue to be a beacon of creativity for generations to come.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Bill's family. We are the better for knowing Bill, and his impact will be lasting.
The Cooper-Hewitt has a wonderful film (embedded below) up at their Remembering Bill site. Visit for more.