A New Direction

This blog has been live, in one form or another, for a decade. This year, I’ve done a full reset, keeping most of the… Read more »

Beardless for the first time in 42 years

The last time was in 1972.

Moving into Town!

After more than 20 years on our beautiful country property, we have decided to take the plunge and move into town! We’ve enjoyed the… Read more »

Time for Blogging?

It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I’ve posted here. I have lots of things running around in my head that I want to… Read more »


For the first time in more than a dozen years, I’m boatless. Well, nearly so, as there’s still a couple of kayaks and dinghies…. Read more »

Celebrating a Year of Freedom

One year ago today I embarked on my current adventure, leaving Adobe after five years there and two years creating the startup they acquired,… Read more »

Start of a new blog…

I’ve been blogging for about a year over at www.mslater.com. That blog ended up being, well, eclectic, as it reflected diverse areas of interest… Read more »

“Taking a Break”

Happy new year! When I left Adobe at the end of November, I promised myself that I would “take a break” for perhaps as… Read more »

A pivotal day

Today was my last day at Adobe. It was an odd feeling walking out the door for the last time. I had a great… Read more »

The Fotiva story

I’ve just reached the end of a seven-year adventure into software for digital photography. The adventure began with my first digital camera, a Nikon… Read more »

Financing my next startup

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past couple of months thinking through potential opportunities for building a new business. I’m still exploring… Read more »

Selected writings

Just in case you want to dig into my deep dark past, during which I wrote hundreds of articles on microprocessors, personal computing technology,… Read more »

What’s next?

So now that I’m on my way out of Adobe, what’s next? I’m not sure yet. I’m interested in building a bootstrapped (vs. venture… Read more »

My background

From late 2001 through November 2006, I was at Adobe Systems. I joined Adobe when it purchased Fotiva, a startup I cofounded two years… Read more »