Russell “The Professor” Johnson, RIP

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

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By Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

248 Articles

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ssrussell3Russell Johnson, who played “The Professor” on Gilligan’s Island, has died at the age of 89. He was a childhood hero of mine, and I loved his breadth of knowledge, resourcefulness, and positive outlook. I’m certain he had a huge influence on my choices in life. Thanks, Professor!