I didn't realize how important Andre's work was. May he rest in peace.
Thanks Jeff for writing this and thx LWN for reposting.
I think the issues raised are legitimate and the more there's awareness about such issues the better it is. I too have come across a tremendous amount of talented people who's extraordinary cognitive abilities to master very complex systems were matched by distortions about daily life. All too often it's difficult to know when/how to help, if at all.