24 October 2010

R.I.P. Bob Guccione ~ Omni, Longevity Publisher...

Sad to see that Bob Guccione,the publisher of some of my favorite magazines as a kid, including especially Omni and Longevity, among others, has passed away at age 79. After considering, but rejecting, entering the priesthood, Bob launched into a career as painter and photographer. This latter passion inspired his more notorious publications, but his interest in science and science fiction inspired Omni, "arguably the first magazine aimed at "armchair scientists" who were nevertheless well informed about technical issues."

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