Oh, no…

Marc Orchant

Just learned that Marc Orchant, a friend of mine, had a massive heart attack and is fighting for his life. How significant is he to the blogosphere? Well, he has TONS of friends, which explains why I learned this news on TechMeme.

Yet another reminder that every day is precious and could be our last.

I agree with Jeremy Wright that Marc is one of the best human beings I’ve met on this journey and I’m hoping Marc pulls through. My thoughts with his wife Sue during this tough time. She has another lesson for all of us: learn CPR. Her knowledge of it almost certainly gave Marc a chance (it took about 10 minutes for the ambulance to arrive).

All of a sudden my week has different meaning.

Marc and Sue Orchant at breakfast


Webifying the living room

Weird, Fred Wilson and Stowe Boyd just bought MacMinis for their living room TVs. I just did too. I don’t know how I got along without it. My friends (and son) loves having it on screen. Dave Winer has built me something cool for photos, too.

This setup is SOOO much better than the Apple TV (and is even much better for my uses than the Xbox’s Media Extender that brings the upstairs computer onto our screen).

Lots of fun ahead, but not this week since we have to prepare for our Europe trip (we leave for London on Wednesday). Argh, too much to do and not enough time to do it in!