We recently lost one of the founding fathers of Ecometry. Of course, when the software first came to market it was called M.A.C.S. which stood for Merchandising And Catalog Systems – OH WHAT A SYSTEM! was the original motto.
I recall it was in the early 1980s that I first flew out to the humid Boca Ratton FL to get my first MACS training. The company I worked for was one of the first to purchase this new up and coming software. I remember meeting Will thinking about how his software was going to make my life a lot easier as the I.T. & Mail Order Manager of Creative Computers. It was one of many meetings. Although I have to confess it was maybe only once a year during one of the many user conferences I attended over the next 30 years. – Wow, I guess it has been a long time since this kid out of college attended his first MACS conference.
I will miss you Will.
I learned a lot from you
And I do what I do today because of you and a little piece of software I found called M.A.C.S
Wilburn W. Smith, thank you for all you taught me. You will be missed by myself and many catalogers around the world.
Owner, Odin Technologies