Debate, and discuss, just dont Bore me.
Published on April 26, 2011 By Dr Guy In Personal Computing

It is with great sadness I just learned of the passing of Karen Kenworthy.  many of you in the land of geekdom (Windows version) will know who Karen is, and mourn as well her passing as she was not only a source of some great utilities, but also insight into how Windows Worked.  From the early days through the later years, she provided us with those "Why did I not think of that!" or 'Why did Microsoft not do that!" utilities that made computing just that much easier.  I have many of her power tools in my computers and use the regularly (like directory printing!).

 

I had noticed an absence of her news letters of late, but they had become irregular over the past few years with the ending of her tenure at Windows magazine.  But even when her print edition failed, Karen continued to educate us and write new utilities as well as improve her tried and true ones.

I will miss her newsletters, her sense of humor and her expertise.  Her love of the field came through in every article she wrote.

Via con Dios Karen.  You made an impact and a difference.


Comments
on Apr 26, 2011

I did not know her or her work personally Doc, but she sounds like she was a good and helpful person, may she rest in peace.

on Apr 26, 2011

May she rest in peace

on Apr 26, 2011

Very sorry to hear of her passing... the way of all flesh. Indeed, the source of many great articles and utilities. Enjoy your peace, Karen, it's well deserved.

on Apr 26, 2011

Condolences--and after working in business with computers since 1992 I just went and found the directory printer you referenced.  Why did I not know of this before!? She did good.

on Apr 26, 2011

R.I.P. Karen

on Apr 27, 2011

May choirs of angels gently guide her to her rest....

on Apr 27, 2011

Nasty thing The End. May she find peace or whatelse she hoped for.

on Apr 27, 2011

Most of us pass this way with out ever being noticed.  R.I.P.  Karen Kenworthy. 

on Apr 27, 2011

Sinperium
Condolences--and after working in business with computers since 1992 I just went and found the directory printer you referenced.  Why did I not know of this before!? She did good.

Perhaps her best epitaph is that her work will live on and continue to make things easier for us working with Windows,  I am glad you found some useful - I know I have used many of her utilities both professionally and personally.

on Apr 29, 2011

Not a name I've heard often, but a name I've heard good about.

 

on Apr 29, 2011

Some time ago, I used an IPAQ 700 to read ebooks, check email, and a host of other utilities. Whenever I would need clarification on how to tweak or reinstall something, interface with Windows mobile, ActiveSynch, etc., Karen was there. Still on her regular email list and newsletter. Thank you, Karen. Rest in Peace.

on Apr 29, 2011

No offense intended, but I do have to ask; Who?

on May 02, 2011

Luckmann
No offense intended, but I do have to ask; Who?

Karen Kenworthy - one of the early "geeks" in Windows.  She wrote for some of the early print magazines, and when they went belly up, she continued her column on the internet - free of charge.  She explored how windows worked and wrote tools (usually in VBScript) that enhanced windows by adding some features that Microsoft never thought of.  Like the one mentioned - directory print.  That one saved my life when it came time for the annual audit!!!

on May 02, 2011

To Karen... a girl I never knew. I'm sorry to hear of your passing away and I hope you are able to rest in peace. To note a song from the band Slaughter... "Fly to the Angels." You never lose the one you love... as long as you love the one you've lost. Rest in Peace... Karen.

                                                                                                   The Cats Meow Mix 

Meta
Views
» 1498
Comments
» 14
Sponsored Links