Matthias Schwab: Another thing that strikes me as so inexplicable [about his death]: I did exercise twice with Jos. Once we biked his routine route, the other time we walked for several hours as fast as we could. In both cases Jos utterly frustrated me by speeding ahead and graciously waiting for me with good advice or simply a joke. He was so much stronger than I was. He ate better. He did gymnastics.

When we lived together at your home, we had a program: every evening we would take turns choosing a movie. Then we would watch it. But we "allowed" ourselves the movie only as long as we did do stretching exercises while watching.

There are many discussions I had with Jos. Here are several:

Jos suggested that I read "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. I enjoyed the book greatly. For days we called each other "Howard" or "Howard Roark", the hero of the book who drops out of architecture school because he was not willing to compromise his vision.

PPS: Jos loved you, Diane and Jon. And I could tell how happy he was that you enjoyed him being in Palo Alto and being successful. He was so proud of both of you and greatly appreciated your encouragement: Jos and the internet industry are in many ways a perfect match!