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Mark Oliver Hawkins
Works at MatsSoft Ltd
Attended Casterton Community College
Lives in Sharnbrook, UK
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It's official: Yahoo has acquired Tumblr for approximately $1.1 billion, all of it in cash. http://on.mash.to/14nz12Y

Is Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr a good move?

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Following the recent onslaught of reports saying Yahoo has acquired Tumblr, an official press release has now confirmed the acquisition
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Wild Dog - De Wildt, South Africa. April 2013
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Proud dad moment #458.
My daughters art teacher said she couldn't paint... Seriously?
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My 17 year old daughters art work. 
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How Adobe Killed the Photographer
or The Photographer's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death

By Matt Smith


There is a story in the Steve Jobs biography (by Walter Isaacson) that talks about Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs creating a "Blue Box" that would essentially allow you to make free long distance phone calls. Woz prank called the Pope with it (he was sleeping). Anyway, the Blue Box…Was this stealing? Sure… Maybe... Yes.

I'm writing this in OmmWriter. The app was recently updated because the songs it used were apparently not licensed or something. I think that's code for stolen, not sure. Anyway. The new songs are okay, but I miss the old ones.

A lot of photographers that I look up to used pirated versions of Photoshop growing up. I look up to them because of their photography and because they give back to the industry. I don't look up to them because they stole the software. It was too expensive at the time they say. Apparently it was more than the camera sometimes. They use the paid version now. Not sure they'd be here today though if they didn't have the prank call version growing up.

And here we are. And I get it, I really do. It's time to put a new lock on the door so that people stop stealing the candy at night. $50 a month after the intro year. Or $20 a month after the intro year for one app. Great deal for a business that uses the whole suite…I mean cloud. I get it, I promise.

But we didn't start here. We didn't start out renting 1s and 0s for $50 a month. We started out playing around. We started out with no idea how to use any of this. We stole. We created. We started out prank calling the Pope in the middle of the night. And while we may never notice it, Adobe just killed the next round of photographers who were never going to pay anyway. And someday we will look at the upcoming generation of photographers and say: I miss the old ones. 

And that is how Adobe killed the Photographer.
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    1979 - 1984
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Of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.
Introduction
Project Manager ar Matssoft Ltd

A passion for web application software, graphic design, loud music and strong coffee. 
Larger than life character with a big heart.

Have been in several TV adverts, just for fun.
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Printed the Hoff's holiday photos a long time ago in South Africa
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Web Project Manager
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Web Application Configuration, AGILE project delivery, Web Project Management
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  • MatsSoft Ltd
    Project Manager, 2013 - present
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Sharnbrook, UK
Previously
Montreal, CA - Johannesburg, ZA - Stafford, UK - Stamford, UK - Oakley, UK - Leicester, UK - Harrogate, UK - Reading, UK
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