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We all owe a debt to Barry May

We are all indebted to Barry May. The Baron was a brilliant idea, and Barry devoted himself selflessly for so many years. He created a virtual watercooler around which Reuters hacks and managers could share information, bicker, reminisce, console each other over lost colleagues.
Without Barry, for many of us Reuters would be a distant and fading memory. Thanks to him, it lives on even for those of us who left years ago.
Here's a lovely yarn that Barry wrote for News Decoder six years ago about his coverage of The Stones in 1963, mentioned in the obit on The Baron.