In memory of Marc Orchant

A sad start to the week as I read the news that Marc Orchant died yesterday.

Marc was a writer at Blognation US. A week ago, he suffered a massive heart attack and has lain in hospital in a coma since then.

I’d never met Marc but I knew him, as one does with so many people in the blogosphere. In all my contact with him via email, blogs, Skype and Twitter, it felt as though we’d met.

I first encountered Marc in 2004 when he was a writer at Weblogs Inc. In the years since then, we maintained ongoing if infrequent contact – we both had a passion for things tech and Marc occasionally contributed to conversations in my blogs – and I have fond memories of engaging with a warm, helpful, friendly and so positive human being.

You will be sorely missed, Marc, by so many people.

My deepest sympathies to Marc’s family.

[Photo by Brian Solis]

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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