Anti-consumerism movement growing

November 29th, 2008 No comments
Categories: culture, economics

The Hacker’s Diet

November 29th, 2008 No comments
Categories: health

Rest in Peace, Ozaki-san

November 29th, 2008 No comments

My good friend and colleague Hidetoshi Ozaki passed away yesterday from cancer. Since leaving Software Too he had become active in the Yokohama online media community and we were looking forward to working together again on cross-media publishing initiatives.

I’m really going to miss the Senmu. He was one of the truly good people in the industry who always had a smile and a ready laugh to brighten the day of those around him. His wake will be held at 6:00 PM Tuesday December 2nd at the Yokohama Yamate Anglican/Episcopal Church.

Categories: Friends

They’re going to tear down the Ginza Kabuki-za

November 27th, 2008 No comments
Categories: architecture, Japan, Tokyo

Obama photos

November 27th, 2008 No comments
Categories: politics


February 2nd, 2008 No comments

I’ve joined publishing workflow software developer WoodWing as their Japan sales director. The Smart Connection Enterprise product is based on Adobe InDesign technology so I’m looking forward to working with former Adobe colleagues in addressing some long-standing Japanese publishing industry challenges.

It’s a refreshing change to be working with the energetic team at WoodWing, and it’s particularly nice being on essentially the same time zone with the Kuala Lumpur regional office.

Categories: WoodWing, Work

Chris’s Brain

October 26th, 2006 No comments

My friend and colleage Chris Gulker was just diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Chris is a veteran of the digital media industry and has been an invaluable friend and mentor to me since I joined Adobe last November. He’s one of the “good guys” in the industry that makes it much more of a joy than a job.

Categories: Uncategorized

Ring Tone

June 13th, 2006 No comments
Categories: Uncategorized

360 dpi electronic paper display prototype

June 12th, 2006 No comments
Categories: computer, display

Palm GPS Navigator in 100 Best Products list

May 31st, 2006 No comments

Palm GPS Navigator
PCWorld ranked the Palm GPS Navigator accessory that I expended so much energy on in 2004 and 2005 25th on their list of the 100 Best Products of the Year. Taking over product management of the GPS/car navigation accessory business at palmOne from Palm veteran Alan Urban was one of the most strenuous and educational events in my life. It’s now in the hands of the very capable Ed Tse.

Too bad the integrated GPS car cradle pictured here (as sold in Europe) never really made it to North America. Lot’s of lessons learned on that project…

Categories: geospatial, Palm, Work