Saturday, July 19, 2008

So long, LaserJet Blogger Vince Ferraro!

Vince Ferraro, HP's Vice President of LaserJet Marketing and our industry's leading corporate blogger, is moving on. Vince has been the author of The LaserJet Blog for the last couple of years, and has just posted for the last time, at least in that venue.

He waxes a bit philosophical in his final post "On to new journeys -- this blogger's farewell", with some historical perspective combined with an eye to the future. (Gee, who does that remind me of?).

As far as this blog goes, I first recognized Vince's blogging efforts in November 2006 (see "Welcome to the Blogosphere"), and we've had a cooperative relationship since then, with numerous cross links and even the occasional guest blog. Of course, and true to blogging tradition, along with the tributes have come the periodic and (mostly) good-spirited "shots across the bow", which have been (mostly) well received!

And in the interest of full disclosure, the blogging relationship actually only represents a small portion of my long-term friendship with Vince, which began when we were HP colleagues and first crossed paths in the late 1980's.

As Vince recounts in his post, the LaserJet Blog emerged as the most well-read of all the many HP executive blogs. It was Vince's enthusiasm, as well as the interesting topics he covered, that led to this leading position and popularity.

To my readers -- check out Vince's last post, again, "On to new journeys -- this blogger's farewell", leave him a friendly comment, and stay tuned...I will be sure and post here immediately when Vince re-emerges (after a no-doubt much deserved vacation!).

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