I would be terribly remiss if I did not acknowledge the passing of James Martin. Mr. Martin was one of the early influences on my career. The influential technology author James Martin, who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for his internet-predicting book The Wired Society, has died at the age of 79. [1] […]

Animation effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, who pioneered many of the stop-motion techniques that have become today’s industry standards, has died. He was 92.[SOURCE] Harryhausen died Tuesday in London, it was announced on the Facebook page of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. Revered for his cutting-edge effects work in the 1950s and ’60s on such […]