There has been some speculation among my programmer buddies that Omni has lost a developer. Given the recent job listing for a Senior Cocoa Coder, many figured they must be restocking the talent. I figured they were just growing (and they may well be), but it turns out they did lose a developer, and quite a veteran at that.
Len Case is Omni CEO Ken Case’s brother, and apparently left the company in November, after 13 years of service, to become the lead developer at STX. He tells an interesting personal story about the decision, explaining that he thought about leaving in past years, but hesitated because of how his brother might take the news. The entry also includes some great context surrounding Omni’s formation way back when.
The Omni bio page still lists Len as a developer for the company, but perhaps this is a sort of “emeritus” honor (or they’re just slow in updating). What did Len do at Omni? The bio is purposely vague, but it looks like OmniDiskSweeper may suffer for his departure. By peering into the past, I gathered clues that indicate maybe his contributions were mostly in the consulting services that Omni provides to other companies. By the way, peering into the past is fun. And embarrassing. Don’t look me up. Please.