The Autistic Cuckoo is dead

Tommy Olsson, one of my favourite bloggers, is calling it quits. The Autistic Cuckoo is dead. Very sad news. I will really miss his excellent posts.

Tommy, I’m not going to beg you to change your mind. I will, however, leave The Autistic Cuckoo in my blogroll for the time being. And should you ever decide to start blogging again I will let everybody know. Thanks for sharing so much knowledge with your readers.

Posted on September 9, 2005 in Quicklinks


  1. A very sad thing indeed.

  2. I was a huge fan of his blog, but I kind of saw this coming. Hopefully he’ll change his mind, but I’m not going to try to talk him into it.

  3. Tommy’s decision to quit is a great loss to the web, which needs strongly opinioned crusaders like Tommy to keep pushing the rest of us to achieve greater things.

    Although not a regular reader of his blog (only through link posts here and at Robert’s Talk) I totally agree with his standpoint that accessibility is more than just catering to disabled surfers.

    Very upsetting.

  4. Very sad! I did not enjoy reading that last post on Tommy’s site. He will be missed!

  5. Thanks Roger, Jero, Cody, Steve and Lance.

    I don’t like this any more than you do, but it’s what has to be for now.

    I do hope I can start blogging again some day. Until then, I’ll use excellent blogs like this one to spread my propaganda. :)

  6. This is sad news indeed, and discouraging from the standpoint of spammers being at least partially to blame for it. A pox on all of them! I have several of Tommy’s excellent articles listed in my resource directory, include “Relatively Absolute” and “The Art of Reading a DTD.”

    I suspect that if Tommy wants to continue to author articles on Web development, Roger, or any number of other folks, would be happy to publish them.

    Thanks for your many contributions Tommy!

  7. Actually, the replacement battery costs about $30.

    Fad? hmm. I remember the “clackers” of years ago — two glass balls suspended by a small length of rope. Holding the center of the rope, you bounced the two balls together and they made an obnoxious clacking sound. The clackers were all the rage. Later, when people grew tired of these things, they threw them up on to power lines…

    That was a fad.

    Anyway, I’d suggest that if you’re looking to Slashdot for searing content, it’s time to look elsewhere.

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