As I round out my first week here at Australian Macworld, desperately struggling with everything from operating the site to simply getting inside the building, I thought I should drop you all a line here in Macworld Blogland.
Although I’m a Sydneysider, I’m joining AMW fresh from the wilds of New Zealand, where I’d been working as the editor of a photography magazine, D-Photo, and a tech title called Tone. It’s incredibly exciting to be here at a mag with a legacy as long as Macworld – I can think of few other computing titles that’ve been going strong for over a quarter of a century. Obviously, I’ve got some big shoes to fill since the wonderful Xavier departed for greener
pastures, and I’ve got to thank him for leaving me with such a vibrant site and community. I’ll be working to keep that standard, concentrating on getting even more exclusive content from the team here in Melbourne.
Like many Apple tragics, I contracted my addiction in the early 2000′s with the release of the iPod, which quickly changed
a perception of the brand that’d been built on the Apple 2E. It was, of course, an elegant lure, and has left me in the position of buying everything short of an Apple tattoo. As a journalist rather than a developer, my perspective on the products revolves around usability, and I’ve gotta say, constant connectivity via the iPhone in particular has changed my work in a profound way.
Like everyone else, I’m fascinated by the prospect of new goodies from Cupertino this year, and I’ll be here making sure you hear about them before anyone else. I’m also looking forward to hearing from everyone who, so make sure you keep in my ear about how you feel about the site.