MyMac contributor Jackie Richards died recently. She was a close friend to Suzé, Nemo, and many of our friends and family members. Jackie contributed to more than 20 of our articles and podcasts, including a major two-part feature on Adobe InDesign.
Jackie was the original geeky lady. She purchased and devoured techie gear sooner and more intensely than anyone we knew. We first met Jackie after she retired, and she was going strong up to her last mouse click, digital photo edit, audio stream, and iOS app digital art creation.
The “Genius,” the Leatherman, Scotch Tape, and the MacBook
Mysteries are everywhere. I accept that some of them are hidden under the plastic covers of my 5-year-old MacBook. As computers go, this one, like its owner, is a little long in the tooth but still functional. With 1 GB of RAM and an anemic 120 GB hard drive, it was to technology what Woody Allen is to romance, a wistful artifact.
by John “Nemo” and David Weeks, with help from Barbara “Mrs. Nemo”
La Encantada is Tucson’s first upscale shopping complex, featuring usual-suspects franchise and regional retailers. At midnight last Friday night, MacDevotees were camping out under cover from a rare all-night rain storm, Arizona style. When our Apple store opened at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, 599 people were in a line snaking past A-J’s, the ultra-foodie grocery emporium fifty yards in the distance.
When Weeks, Nemo, and Barbara arrived an hour later, our wait was a only few minutes to enter and become eligible to receive opening day t-shirts. By noon, people could stroll right in, but the 1,000 shirts were gone. That’s a lot of people for a smallish storefront business in two hours. A good time was had by all, believe me!