I do not remember when I met Bill. But being in this business as long as we both have, I'm sure it was a million years ago. I have always gained a ton of knowledge just talking with Bill at conferences. That is despite the fact that we usually don't talk that much shop, but more about life. Bill's impact on my career, like so many others, has come from his writing. His ability to explain the intricacies of a patent has been instrumental to my understanding of how the search engines "think". So many of us owe Bill so much. I am praying for a full recovery and I can't wait to hang out with him at a conference again in the near future!