Ihnatko on Ebert

2013-04-09 12:25 ☼ post

Andy Ihnatko, one of my favorite technology writers of all time had the good fortune to call Roger Ebert one of his friends. Roger

I’ve lost one of my favorite writers of all time. I’ve lost one of my most trusted, respected, and generous advisors on all subjects that could possibly matter to a modern human being. And I’ve lost a great friend of more than 20 years.

But I still have him in the form of the finest and highest standard of what it means to be a journalist and critic. All my life, Roger Ebert has always been the bar I’ve tried to reach. I never will. But his example has made me stronger through failure.

Andy was also kind enough to share some of his first hand experiences travelling to Chicago and attending the smaller private services for Ebert’s family and friends.