It is with great sadness that I must report that fellow technology blogger and mind mapping fan Marc Orchant passed away this morning, a week after he suffered a major heart attack. Details on funeral arrangements can be found here.
I remember Marc’s keen sense of humor during our one and only phone conversation, in which I interviewed him about his use of mind mapping software on the Tablet PC platform. I also remember how he never failed to promote any project I was working on to his readers, including my e-books and surveys. He always made me feel valued, and I always appreciated his support! Marc lived his life with passion, and made many, many friends along the way!
I also enjoyed sharing in some of Marc’s personal joys, even from a distance – when he noted on his Facebook page earlier this year that he turned "The Big 5-0" (my wife turned 50 in September, and I will hit that milestone next May, God willing) and during the summer, when he noted that he and his wife Sue were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary (Anne-Marie and I celebrated ours in September), I sent him a congratulatory e-mail, and he of course reciprocated.
My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Sue and their two children at this difficult time…