Some of the endorsements and positive comments from computing gurus include:

Ken is the world's expert on interfaces to SQL DBMSs, a topic of critical importance in the integration space.
David McGoveran, Author and President (Alternative Technologies)

Ken, Thanks for all of your help. I'm pleased to have one of the leaders of this industry behind us.
Rick Cattell, Author, J2EE and JDBC Architect, Distinguished Engineer (Sun Microsystems)

Ken's contributions back to his chosen discipline are manifold and excellent as well. You might as well know that if Ken North said it, it is something that you can rely upon.
William Slater, Program Manager (CSSS.NET)

Ken, Thanks for helping make ODBC a success.
Kyle Geiger, Author and architect of Microsoft ODBC