Unfortunate news tonight that Micahel Cronan, a designer from the Bay Area has died at age 61. The New York Times has more about Michael, including a story of him coming up with the name "Kindle" for Amazon as well.
Thanks to a friend being at one of his parties, I was lucky enough to interview him a few years ago on this very blog, asking him what the early prototypes of TiVo were like and how he came up with the name and mascot. Michael definitely made an impact on the technology industry and will be missed.
by Matt Haughey January 5, 2013 in News