Paul Montgomery died, yesterday or the day before I think,
of a heart attack.
For those new to Newtek, Paul was the co-founder of Newtek
back in the early Amiga days with DigiView still capture card
and continued well through the development of Lightwave and
the Video Toaster, as well as many other fine products.
Several years back (I'm sure someone will pop in with better
details) Paul, along with Kiki and other key Newtek players,
left to form Play. Play has manufactured the ever popular
Snappy (sort of like DigiView for the PC) and the Trinity
(sort of like the Video Toaster for the PC).
Paul will be remembered fondly by those of us that had the chance
meet him, and to use the products he helped to develop and
bring to market.
Paul will indeed be missed, and Tim has spoken to quite a few NewTek
alumni at Play this week. I've spoken to some of my friends there as
well, and they still have a difficult time accepting that someone who
was such an energetic, dynamic, and youthful force-of-nature is gone.
One note of correction: NewTek was founded and remains to this day
wholly-owned by Tim Jenison. The company was already operating when
Paul came aboard, and took part in creating the desktop video
Chuck Baker -- NewTek, Inc., Director, Customer Support and Services
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax
and get used to the idea."
-- Robert A. Heinlein
Well, at least he helped leave behind quite a huge mark. I mean, a lot more
people jumped onto the 3D and video editing bandwagon after VT first came
Has anybody looked at a firework display going boom of late?