Stan Flack, a pioneer of online Mac journalism, has died
Macsimum News will be offering more information as we get it. But I knew Stan for a long time. He was a good friend and he'll be missed by so many people.
Stan is the guy who got me into Mac journalism. In the early days of MacCentral, I began working for him part-time. As the web site grew (and grew and grew) I was given more and more work. Eventually, the MacCentral gig became a full time job. And I loved it. The rest of the central unit of MacCentral was Dave Moser, Ben Wilson, Jim Dalrymple and Peter Cohen, not to mention several others who did part-time work, columns or was there for a while (including Brad Gibson).
MacMinute was founded by Stan in 2001 to "keep you up-to-date on everything that is going on in the world of Macintosh as soon as it happens."
Prior to creating MacMinute Stan Flack founded MacCentral. He sold it to Mac Publishing, the company behind the MacWorld properties on June 1, 1999. The web site was eventually folded into the MacWorld brand name and the last vestiges of MacCentral disappeared with the incorporation of the MacCentral Forum into the MacWorld forums in December 2007. However, www.maccentral.com leads to www.macworld.com.
Things change, time passes and folks move on to other things. Pretty much all of us involved with MacCentral are still Mac lovers and involved in covering Apple. I was a print journalist before I met Stan, but, after that meeting, I was an online journalist. My world was never the same again -- and I mean that in the best of ways.
So here's to Stan Flack, who would have turned 43 this year. And I hope that Macsimum News, in some small way, captures the giddy fun I knew in my early days at MacCentral.
(Details on Stan's funeral can be found [url=http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/details_announced_for_stan_flacks_funeral/]here[/url]).