Yes I was in correspondence with Don recently (about David) and I have regarded the falling out that led to him not being "here" any more as a great loss to us all.
It may be time for some of us to revisit the old problems and see if an olive branch can be found.
It always amused me that this thread (http://forums.autosp...ol#entry2732743) did not amuse David, particularly since it was started more-or-less in his honour - but then again, it's very presence on TNF was mofe-or-less anathema to him. He DID have a sense of humour - it just did not run in this direction.
But at least Don joined-in, and accepted his laurel wreath with good grace - coupled, perhaps, with some bemusement.
Nary a word from The Prof, though.