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Re: Garth Conboy

From: 長尾洋一郎 <y-nagao@kodansha.co.jp>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 16:41:23 +0900
Message-ID: <CACGS8aWaavMjRCApY=FLgzOdnWZHCfNEyTaRHVXS5k6+oJSFVg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daihei Shiohama <shiohama@mediado.jp>
Cc: "Siegman, Tzviya" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, "public-epub-wg@w3.org" <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" <public-epubcheck@w3.org>, W3C Comm Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>
Although I myself did not have direct contact with Garth, some of us in our
company have fond memories of him and were shocked to hear of his passing.
The members of my development team also want to express their condolences
on the death of a great figure in the digital publishing community.
On behalf of the team, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his

Yoichiro Nagao

General Manager,


/ Leader of the 1st strategic team,

the 1st Division,


2021年7月2日(金) 12:50 Daihei Shiohama <shiohama@mediado.jp>:

> Thank you, Tzviya, for taking care of this tremendously sad news shared in
> the communities.
> I am so devastated. Especially, I was anticipating to see him soon locally
> in San Diego together with Karen and Brady and the news just came as a
> total surprise.
> He has been always there. Helping the global publishing industry and,
> without him, I cannot imagine that the growth of the digital publishing
> business has ever been achieved. He made us all feel comfortable despite of
> all the difficulties we had faced. His simile, jokes, everything he did was
> just marvelous and should not be forgotten.
> R.I.P. Garth, my friend.
> Daihei
> On Jul 1, 2021, at 05:44, 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
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