Thanks to Peter Drescher for speaking on behalf of the educational technology community at the celebration of John's life this weekend.
The music and testimony were certainly reflective of the many people and the many ways John's life touched the world.
One thing that particularly touched me that I thought would be good to pass on here, was a reoccuring theme that for John (it wasn't about the technology) but about the way technology allowed for personal expression.
It brought back a vivid memory of the first time I met John, which was at a summer institute sponsored by "The Web Project" where John created an interactive sculpture of old computer parts at the center of the room and led the participants to take part in a mostly percussion musical piece that had computer keys flying off keyboards as the rhythm got louder and louder.
John's son, also shared lessons learned from his father which made me smile, including
Lesson #1 - When given a choice, always chose Mac over Windows
Lesson #2 - Music is a universal language
Lesson #3- Ideation is of utmost importance in life