UPDATE 12/9/07: Marc Orchant, one of Albuquerque's most fervent technologists and ceaseless optimists, has passed on.
Here's a note from his friend and colleague, Brad Key:
You may have heard that a couple of days ago, Albuquerque blogger and DCF groupie Marc Orchant suffered a massive heart attack and is still unconscious. Family and friends remain hopeful as evidenced here where a candle still burns:
More than just a local blogger and ever faithful supporter of Duke City Fix (thank you, Marc), Marc Orchant is world-renowned for his blog at ZDNet and most recently at BlogNation where his last post on Dec. 1 was a triumphant buh bye to Facebook.
Marc's the kind of guy who evangelizes the innovative, tech-savvy side of Albuquerque to the larger web world. And that world responds. When I ran into him at the Web 2.0 conference last March, for example, he was surrounded by hoards of big idea people smoking with thought. You know the type: Innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs who together burn a collective fire that fuels the rest of us everyday web practitioners.
It's awfully quiet in the (lowercase) blog nation right now, as everyone waits for Marc Orchant to return.
Marc, we're saving a space for you by the fire.