I found out today that Miriam Lubow Died on Tuesday.
She was the first Microsoft Administrative Assistant. The story is kinda neat. I also recommend that you watch the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, which features her... or at least an actor playing her. I found this to be sad news... mainly because she was pretty much the first hired Microsoft employee. I say that because at the time the only two other people at the company were Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Anyway, kinda sad news... she died of liver cancer... However on a lighter note, she did manage to meet up with the original 30 members of Microsoft last month for a re-telling of the historic early days of the company in honor of Bill's retirement last month.