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Re: Garth Conboy

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 18:06:51 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+FkZ9G+H0jZd61Worq5uFouFp98WsRRfHTz0r03fGPpb3qmWw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Siegman, Tzviya" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Cc: W3C EPUB 3 Working Group <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>
Oh no, awful news. He will be missed. I always enjoyed interacting with
him. Sincere heartfelt condolences. Daniel

On Thu, 1 Jul 2021, 13:44 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
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/docs.google.com/document/d/1dUSEa-ygk9NsgRkzMQA0rxL_h7umdgD3Yfkm-nMQxP0/edit?usp=sharing__;!!N11eV2iwtfs!86mpD5aZIQIJZdWlf3MrNLDFWCE9gKdH-Ve0IurbK7be4qybHeacDfhIdTumvg$>
> Please share photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6LaHJxCtS88gX6PU6
> <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/photos.app.goo.gl/6LaHJxCtS88gX6PU6__;!!N11eV2iwtfs!86mpD5aZIQIJZdWlf3MrNLDFWCE9gKdH-Ve0IurbK7be4qybHeacDfgPWNzImQ$>
> *Tzviya Siegman*
> Information Standards Principal
> Wiley
> 201-748-6884
> tsiegman@wiley.com
Received on Thursday, 1 July 2021 17:07:19 UTC

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