Remembering Robert Hess

It’s a bit of a shock to realize that Jan. 12 will mark the 15th anniversary of the passing of our friend and MacWEEK colleague Robert Hess, whose 29-year stint on the globe ironically ended while the rest of us were covering Macworld Expo San Francisco 1996. (Robert’s love for the show and its attendant revelry inspired Ilene Hoffman to maintain the Hess Memorial party list for many years after.)

I still cherish the T-shirt from our Mac Black party I kept when Stephen Howard-Sarin and I cleaned out his office that weekend; I wish we could stage another Mac the Knife party at Bondage-a-Go-Go or some other sort of bacchanalia to remember our witty, resourceful and brave friend.

2 thoughts on “Remembering Robert Hess

  1. DavidMorgenstern

    What an original. What an amazing person and reporter. What a life that he lived. I remember a party at his place, helping to make margaritas, which were served out a 5 gallon water cooler. We had to keep refilling it!

    And then the events surrounding his refutation of the Wizard of Oz. For a time my cubicle was opposite his office.

    Great times.

  2. Marylene

    Just came across this post by chance. Time flies. I have so many fond memories of this wonderful man. I loved his kindness and his dry humor.


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