Issue 42 - 01 | Work is Broken: Here's How We Fix ItBy MARC ORCHANT 1957-2007
Published Jan. 4, 2008 12:46 p.m.
About MARC ORCHANT 1957-2007 | About Marc's life: Marc Orchant has been building, testing, and sometimes breaking hardware and software for 25 years. A recovering graphic designer, Marc is currently the Storyteller at VanDyke Software, a prolific blogger, co-host of The Tablet PC Show, a weekly podcast, and a self-admitted "productivity maven, gadget freak and software addict". Marc is the co-author (with Jeremy Wright) of two personal productivity training programs for Microsoft. During the dot-com days Marc led the development and implementation of a web-based digital asset management system used by a number of major motion picture and television studios in Hollywood. He traveled the country as a Market Development Manager for Agfa Digital Printing Systems and has spoken at a number of conferences and seminars including Seybold San Francisco and XPlor International and contributed articles to a wide range of print and online outlets. Marc was a pioneer in the digital graphics industry. He helped establish the largest high-end digital graphics studio and imaging center in New Mexico where he played with a lot of really cool stuff. Marc is currently involved in the New Mexico Information Technology and Software Association and chairs its Workforce Education Alliance, a partnership between the IT industry, public education, and government that is working to integrate information technology standards and well-defined career pathways into the curriculum of New Mexico high schools. Marc makes his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife Sue, a fine artist, two kids, Rebecca and Jason, and Eliza, the world’s largest Golden Retriever (weighing in at a svelte 103 lbs.).