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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Collaborative Publishing and Web 2.0 Summary – July 15, 2008

This is a summary of the presentations made on July 15, 2008 by Bruce Perens, CEO of Kiloboot, a company vending dual Open Source and commercial licensed software; Scott Johnston, Product Manager for JotSpot, a Google company focused on wiki technologies now known as Google Sites; and, Helen Harris, a PhD student and researcher at […]


George R. Christensen, 1949-2008

Our dear friend and colleague George Christensen died suddenly of natural causes on Sunday, August 24th at his home in McFarland, Wisconsin. George was employed by Webcrafters, Inc. of Madison WI for 41 years, moving his family to Pleasanton, CA from 1985 to 1999 as Webcrafter’s West Coast representative. George was an active member of […]


Tom Dorsaneo, 1942-2008

Tom Dorsaneo met his final book project deadline and died of a massive heart attack the same day. A truly active and longtime member of our publishing community, Tom started his career at TV Guide before moving on to Miller Freeman Publishing, Canfield Press, and then Harper and Row. He spent many years following Harper […]


Randy Hurst, April 2, 1956 – November 26, 2008

The Bay Area publishing community has lost a great friend and mentor. On November 26, 2008, Randy Hurst lost his battle with cancer and passed peacefully surrounded by his family. Randy was born in Montreal, Canada and lived most of his life in San Mateo, California. A dedicated, lifelong athlete, he also took immense pride […]


Mary Douglas, 1945-2008

Mary Douglas loved producing books and putting great teams together to match the needs of a particular author or market. She has publishing friends all across the country–freelancers and in-house folks who never met her but learned from her and loved working with her, authors who loved that she always went above and beyond to […]