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M A – C K

Posted in Personal by Will on Thursday, July 12th, 2007 ~ 4pm

So that’s kinda creepy: today, the day before I fly out to Boston with one of John Mack’s sons, to visit my parents and possibly do some work on the Mack archives, the robot-preventing random text-and-shape* password I’d have to read and type in, in order to post on a forum, spelled out “M A H C K”.

*The “turing test” of jumbled letters and shapes, known to web developers as CAPTCHA.

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  1. Kathy Kit Vaquilar said,

    on October 21st, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    Hi, Will:

    Hope you are well. I finally have a new computer and am back online after too long.

    What ever became of the book that was supposed to be written about John Mack by a NY Times author or did I get that wrong?

    What’s the update on his archives?

    Best,
    Kit
    Oakland, CA

  2. Will said,

    on October 21st, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    Yeah, it is a bit confusing. There’s a New York Times author and a friend of John’s who is also an author, both with the same name — Michael Blumenthal. The family decided to go with the one who was a friend of John’s, who wrote a proposal to the Mack family in January 2007. I spoke to him a month ago and he was busy writing another (different) book in 2007, so he may decide to write it in 2008. Which works out just as well, because re the archives, the Mack family has moved beyond slowly in that regard. They’ve signed an agreement with a particular library to house the archives, but not a page has been sent over yet. Ideally when they’re sent over, both will get them at the same time thus saving everyone a lot of effort. But who knows, the pace is so slow. No hurry I suppose.

    Glad you got a new computer! I hope it is fun for you. I love getting new computers and personalizing them the way I like it.

  3. Kathy Kit Vaquilar said,

    on October 21st, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    Yes, that’s funny/odd about MAHCK and the same name of the authors. Hope Michael writes it.

    It will come in time. I still think of John and wonder what he might be doing.

    Good luck with all that.

    Thanks for the reply here. Nice to hear from you. Keep me posted if and when the book comes out.

    I’ve thought about putting together an exhibit for John at the SF Library, but as it would take funds to do, I’m still recuperating from a lack of them. However, the good news is that that area of my life is getting better. Just have to keep plodding along, but it’s kept me out of touch with everything since my focus has to stay on that for now.

    You might want to check my appearance in a short film at http://www.scarycow.com, where I’m in a music video playing an alien from another planet. It’s called “Spaceman” located in Round 2 of http://www.scarycow.com.

    I noticed you’re on the JEM Board now. Hope that’s coming along.

    Now that I know where your website is I’ll be able to check in on occasion.

    Take care, Kit

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