Today marks the centennial of Puey Ungphakorn, a remarkable man who lived a remarkable life as a founding father of the modern Thai economy, pedagogue at Thammasat University and Bank of Thailand, role model and larger-than-life figure who was influential during some of the most momentous years of Thai history.
“On open lives on the energy of those making it,” he said.
“If the contributors and the web editor still have the energy to do it, and as long as we have regular updates, it will live on.
“I don’t think On Open will live forever but I believe it will evolve to suit the circumstances (of the society). If one day my energy runs dry, there may be someone new and younger who will step in to work on it. We will just let it grow naturally.”