Russell “The Professor” Johnson, RIP

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!

Mark Frauenfelder is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Make: magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

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