Jim Seymour, 60; Influential Tech Writer Founded PC Computing
Jim Seymour, 60, founding editor-in-chief of PC Computing magazine and one of the nation’s most influential technical writers, died of complications from gallbladder surgery Tuesday in Austin, Texas.
A native Texan, Seymour graduated from the University of Texas and worked as a jazz musician and freelance photographer for Life, Time and other magazines.
His early interest in personal computers led to his becoming a widely read columnist for PC Magazine and other personal computing publications.
A consultant to Dell Computer in Austin and other companies, he became founding editor-in-chief of PC Computing magazine in 1988. The magazine was a finalist in the National Magazine Awards general excellence category in 1989.
Seymour also wrote two books filed with pragmatic advice: “Jim Seymour’s PC Productivity Bible” (1991) and “Jim Seymour’s On the Road” (1992).