To Jason and Brian and the rest of the Weblogs, Inc. Network: thanks for letting me play in your sandbox.
I’m Laurie Duncan, aka the MacSamurai. I’m new to the WIN fold and I’ll be posting here regularly from now on. Hopefully you’ll find what I have to say interesting enough to keep coming back.
I’ve been reading The Unofficial Apple Weblog since it began and have a tremendous respect for what my predecessors have accomplished. You’ll be missed, Sean!
But enough about me… oh wait… I haven’t actually said much about myself yet! I’m a native New Yorker, currently living in Brooklyn and I have my own Macintosh consulting business, which I won’t offend you by plugging here. In my “spare” time, I run a successful online niche community for owners and admirers of Apple’s dearly departed PowerMac G4 Cube, CubeOwner.com. I’m passionate about technology, and obviously passionate about Apple technology in particular. But passion needn’t equal bias or blind loyalty, so you might find that I can be harsher than even Apple’s toughest critics and opponents. Recently, I decided to blend my interest in the Mac with my interest in politics by starting a new hybrid blog, MacActivist.com. I hope to devote more time to MacActivist soon, although it’s really just a personal outlet for me, not a new business venture.
I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts with all of you and will do my best to bring you news and views that aren’t just retreads of what every other Apple-related site doles out. More importantly, I look forward to your feedback - so don’t hold back!