I don’t usually post about other tech journalists but this is kind of important. A great guy, James Kendrick, started JKOnTheRun, one of the first tech blogs focusing on mobile devices. In the dark days of the early naughts he was a bright spot on the prairie, a star in the firmament. Now he’s sick.
James was a freelancer and his work recently dried up. To add insult to injury, he’s suffering from a serious heart condition that put him in the hospital for two months and now dumped him into a wheelchair. His site, once privately owned, was bought by Gigaom and died when that site was, in turn, bought.
You can support him via his GoFundMe page. Again, I wouldn’t normally do this but he’s one of ours and deserves a chance. There are millions of folks out there like him with similar stories but only James had the admixture of intelligence, curiosity, and compassion that was necessary to build an amazing website. I think his plight deserves some notice.