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L. Pierce Carson was that rare human being who deserved the love that the many people who knew him and even more people that didn't felt for him. He was never apologetic about being fully human. Pierce was unscathed by automation, pagination, corporations, driving cars or management.

I was one of the managing editors who thought he supervised Pierce but instead learned much about humanity, life, common decency, humor and even fine wines from the man. He could say much with both the pen and the roll of the eyes.

To say Pierce was old school would be to give too much credence to the old days. He was unique and professional and unforgettable. He will be rightly missed and remembered for a very long time.

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