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Re: Garth Conboy

From: Bill Kasdorf <bill.kasdorf@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 08:57:58 -0400
Cc: public-epub-wg@w3.org, "PBG Steering Committee (Public)" <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>, W3C Publishing Business Group <public-publishingbg@w3.org>, W3C EPUB 3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>, public-epubcheck@w3.org, W3C Comm Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>
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To: "Siegman, Tzviya" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
This is an incalculable loss. 

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On Jul 1, 2021, at 8:45 AM, Siegman, Tzviya <tsiegman@wiley.com> wrote:

A giant of the ebook world has left us. Garth Conboy (Google) died on June 29 in La Jolla, California. Garth was truly an ebook pioneer, helping lead the effort to create the very first ebook spec, OEB 1.0, in 1999. He had a leadership role in every version of EPUB since then, as well as being a primary editor of those specs. He served as chair of the IDPF board of directors, and was instrumental in bringing EPUB to W3C. He co-chaired the Publishing Working Group, which created the Audiobook spec. It’s fair to say that EPUB would not have happened without Garth’s vision, knowledge, and preternatural good nature. We will miss his good humor, his broad perspective, and his cheerful voice that will never again say, “sounds good to me.”
Google is organizing some remembrances of Garth, both stories and photos. These will be bundled together to make both a printed book and an EPUB to present to Garth’s family. Please provide your submissions by July 12th. If you have any trouble accessing the Google files, please send your submissions to Tzviya.

Please share your stories at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dUSEa-ygk9NsgRkzMQA0rxL_h7umdgD3Yfkm-nMQxP0/edit?usp=sharing

Please share photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6LaHJxCtS88gX6PU6

Tzviya Siegman
Information Standards Principal
Received on Thursday, 1 July 2021 12:58:06 UTC

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