It’s 2 a.m. or something like that over in Paris and I just got word that Marc Orchant has died.
I can’t make it back for the funeral, Marc wouldn’t have wanted that and would have wanted to be in the front row at LeWeb conference. I can hear his voice right now, he was the kind of guy who’d make sure that he followed through on his promises.
But this news just sucked the oxygen out of me.
He was such a great guy. A real loss for the tech blogging world. Hell, just a real loss for the world.
Anyway, I’ll work with Loic Le Meur (the guy who is running the LeWeb conference, which starts Tuesday in Paris and has more than 1,700 attendees), to see if we can find some good way to honor Marc. Knowing Marc his funeral will be streamed live on the Internet. That is, afterall, the way he’d have wanted it to be.
The last time I saw Marc and Sue together was in August when Buzz Bruggeman took us out for dinner. Both were happy and in their element: having good times.
I can’t believe he’s gone. He died way too young but he did live well and, in doing so, enriched all of our lives.