A Remembrance

Joel Howell

A CABA Contributor from 1996–2023

Our longtime CABA newsletter contributor and colleague, Joel Howell, passed away at home in Jackson on January 28, 2024, after a battle with cancer. He was 74.

Joel had a keen interest in computer technology and began writing his regular column in the newsletter, “On Computing,” in 1996. His early articles explained how “the internet” came to be, the basics of the “world wide web,” and the impact of modem speed. By 2023, Joel was explaining how to navigate the world of AI.

Joel’s helpful hints on how to make our lives easier with technology impacted a couple of generations of capital area practitioners. He will be missed.