Twenty four years ago today, Bucky Fuller died, 36 hours before his wife, Anne, passed away. Bucky had a heart attack while Anne was in a coma and neither ever had to suffer knowing of the other's death. I took this photo of the marker on their graves at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 23 of this year, the birthday of Bucky's great-aunt, Margaret Fuller, about whom I will write much here in the time to come.
Geodesic-dome man, dozens of books, marathon speaking jags, perpetual travel, nearly blind, a penguin's gait, inventor of a thousand things conceptual and manual. "Grandfather of the Future" in John Denver's "What One Man Can Do."
Bucky had dinner at our house on February 10, 1977. On his lap in this picture is The Boston Globe folded to a feature story, "Bucky Fuller Has His Day." I wrote it. Buckminster Fuller Institute has a great online archive of his work. And we remain greatly honored that Bucky wrote the Foreword to our second book, The Networking Book. Click the link, then choose Foreword and you're all set to read his prophetic words.