"It's a deal," said Tim. We were friends from then on. I saw him whenever I visited San Fransisco.
Here's the Ripper letter. Click on it if you can't see the whole thing.
Tim's wishes were respected by editors after his death, until Mariam Bastani took over. At that time I was fired for a column, after being promised "we'll tell you if there's anything we object to."
This was two years ago. The editors have changed, but Tim's wishes go unrespected.
AND I'M STILL PISSED ABOUT IT!
If you'd like, you can write to the current editorial cabal: firstname.lastname@example.org And tell them what you think.