Too Big To Fail — Todd Smith & David Powell: Blood Beyond Bayer

The story of an amazing man!

Moya Watson

Todd Robert Smith was my friend and my hero. He was born on May 7, 1962. He passed away peacefully last Thursday, August 9, surrounded by his beloved family, his dog Eiger, and me. I will forever be grateful for every moment I spent with Todd, and these moments are no exceptions.

We met in 1991 at Power Up Software in San Mateo, where Todd was a geeky IT person and QA manager with thick coke-bottle glasses, adorable curly hair, and a penchant for very silly hats. He was initially trapped behind a glass cage in the server room, so we developed a witty banter via what could be called early forms of text and instant messaging. Since he controlled servers, we had him to thank for nerd-humor network communications that always brought a smile to my days. Eventually I would literally fill a book with the long tangential electronic…

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