December 10, 2007
RIP Marc Orchant
I came across this post on ZDNet in my feeds this morning:
A week after suffering a massive heart attack Marc Orchant passed away today. Marc was part of our ZDNet blogger team for a few years and well known and respected in the tech blogger community. Marc’s good friend Oliver Starr posted the sad news here. I’ve known Marc and his wife Sue since he started blogging for us, and always enjoyed my time with them, hanging out at conferences late at night, during the more relaxing moments. Our sympathy goes out to Sue and their children Rebecca and Jason and the rest of their family and close friends.
My friend, Marcus Whitney and I met Marc at Gnomedex in Seattle, while walking to the conference center. I only enjoyed a short chat with him and an email exchange about Twitter and our Emma t-shirts.
He was an amazing visionary, and a great guy to speak with. I recall he had a very funny, dry sense of humor. I also remember Marcus and I being really impressed that Marc was the Microsoft Office guy. Wow.
RIP Marc. It was a pleasure meeting you. My best to your family and friends.