[Air-L] Janet Salaff, RIP

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Thu Nov 11 05:40:32 PST 2010

It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that our colleague and 
good friend, Janet Salaff, has passed away today

To many this will come as a surprise; others will know that she had been
having neurological problems in the past few years. She entered into a
coma on Thursday and never woke up.

True to form, Janet died happy, having wine and dinner with friends, and 
planning her next tango trip to Argentina. and among good friends.

Janet was known primarily an expert on Asian social networks: 
China, Singapore, HongKong, and Taiwan.

However, she, I and Dima Dimitrova did a nice ethnographic study of 
teleworkers in a large corporation, and she was an active member of our 
Cavecat/Telepresence project's building and evaluating collaborative 
software. Some papers from this are on my website.

There will be a memorial service, but we don't know when or where.

  Barry Wellman

   S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC               NetLab Director
   Department of Sociology                  725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388
   University of Toronto   Toronto Canada M5S 2J4   twitter:barrywellman
   http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman             fax:+1-416-978-3963
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