Morning in the desert

This is an incredible place we have found. Somehow we need to let others know of it, even though it is suppposed to be

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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Kindle Wireless Reading Device – Review



No, I wasn’t looking for one of these. Ebook (eBook? ebook?) readers have always been seriously lacking in both design and function, as well as services. Kindle seems to be different, however. Perhaps you should take a look too, because Steve Jobs may have been mistaken when he said that nobody reads anymore.

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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The Hazards of Thinking

Here is an open invitation to all you thinkers. You already know the drill, if you are someone who actually thinks about life and

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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A reminder that Jubilee is coming

Advent. Otherwise known as Christmas. You know the story. No, not that one! (Not about old Saint Nick or Rudolph or the Grinch, or

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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MyMac Now Open Weekends

Hot Dog! Nobody posts anything on any Mac site on Saturdays or Sundays (I think) – until now. Yep. Everyone gets the weekend off

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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what mymac.com and the online community has meant to me



do you ever imagine what your life might have been, if you had taken the other road and not this one?

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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BENEATH THE NEON
Book Review


Catch a glimpse of the Las Vegas you’ve never seen.

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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DEVICES OF THE SOUL
Book Review


Nothing beats a Mac. Nothing. Right? I mean, sitting in front of your computer at work, effortlessly creating new things and being totally productive is a way of life for so many of us. We know our work and our creative abilities so well, partly because our computer has provided us with the means of bringing our dreams to reality. Perhaps as never before in the history of Man, has any generation has such power to change the world as our generation, because of machines and technology such as the Apple Macintosh.

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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My Mac Wife

Roger’s wife Connie, uses the Macintosh too.

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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Working On The Mac In The Late 1980s

Characters and people I knew and worked with in prehistoric Mac times.

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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COMPUTE – MAC


What is the Mac really all about – Roger thinks he knows.

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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Get Well, Keith Richards

Face it, the Rolling Stones are undeniably one of the best bands in the world. They got where they are by adapting the 50s

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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34th Annual Christmas Parade

Here in Ridgecrest, in the high desert of the Mojave, we had a parade. It was a totally politically incorrect parade, and it was

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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MyMac is still open this weekend

I will be gone to my daughter-in-law’s graduation, but most everyone here will still be on line from time to time, so MyMac will

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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The controversy of Dr. Pepper and Coffee

Out here in the high desert of Mojave, in our microscopic little town we have a new Starbucks which competes with the six coffee

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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Steve Jobs set to leave Apple, Inc.

BREAKING NEWS – Cupertino CA. Renown Pixar and Apple executive and seminal industry leader Steve Jobs announced his intention to leave it all and quit the business this morning. “Pixar is doing fine. Disney is doing well. Apple – well I cannot stay ahead of things forever. Even I run out of new things to do after a while. We’ve had a hell of a good run. But I have decided to do something else. As for Apple, I have decided to sell the company to my good friend, William Henry Gates. I know that he is the one man who will ensure the continuation of Apple Corporation and the best that it does.”
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About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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• Macworld Expo • Keynote Pictures Posted

Here are some pictures Roger Born took during the Keynote address

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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•Macworld Expo• First Pictures!

Here are the first three pictures from Macworld Expo 2005, courtesy of MyMac.com journalist Roger Born. Thanks, Roger!

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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•Macworld Expo• More Pictures!

Fourteen more pictures via Roger Born, live at the Macworld Expo!

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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Those great baldheaded actors

Ahem. In order to add some cultural sophistication to MyMac, I want to talk about some great actors. Notably, Jerry Doyle, Ben Kningley, and

About Roger Born

Teacher, Writer, General Troublemaker. Christian Minister since 1973. Aerospace commercial artist, 1975 – 1995. Fighting cancer since 1994. Graduate 1997 from HIU.EDU with MBA in business communication, and MA in early church history. Writer at MyMac since 1999. Tech writer until 2002. Lives in Silver Lakes CA. Married to Connie (HS English teacher), with four children and 5 grandchildren. Teaches on Internet forums and local classes. Website: rogerborn.com Blog archives and latest novel “Confessions of a Time Traveler” at mymac.com

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