Last week John was killed in a car accident courtesy of an asshole running a red light up in Georgetown. I received the sad news during my lunch hour Friday from a co-worker.
Although John left Apple a few years ago, mainly due to his health concerns, he was a member of my 1998 contractor class. Back in those days to join Apple, you had to be skilled enough to support the field techs because there was no front line in Austin. John was pretty clever but his true talents were in software, namely multi-media and when Apple started selling Final Cut Pro he became a wizard.
John will be sorely missed.