John Maeda describes himself as a Type O Minority, which made me chuckle. He’s got a great point though. Similar to John, I am in a demographic (Asian American Male) who is well represented and have a social responsibility to be inclusive.
We celebrated Izzy’s birthday in the only appropriate way—food and coffee with friends. We worked together at Black Pixel and he quickly became a friend and engineer I really admired and respected. I was really sad when he moved down to San Francisco, but a few years later we are re-united again.