The man who created the “thumbs-up, thumbs-down” rating system passed away this week and it is with great sorrow I write this post. I found an interesting article by Christie Lemire remembering the man behind the reviews. The thing that amazed me about Roger Ebert was his work outside of movie reviews. He did a fantastic job educating the public about a wide variety of topics not even closely related to movies, and he did all without being able to talk.
Roger Ebert created a sense in everyone that they knew him, even though most people never got the chance to meet him. He created a legacy of reviews and work that spanned generations and will continue to affect journalism for years to come.
Cheers, Roger, and may I say, five fantastic thumps-up on your work!