I have decided what is most lacking in the computer industry is the personalization of the people behind the machines, and that this lack of humanization accounts for why computing is not "sexy." If you look at the entertainment industry, you'll see that we all love to "know" who is doing what with whom, how actors think, and what they do in their spare time.
One of my cohorts has been trying to get me to write a gossip column on the Mac industry for years; but I must admit, I'm just not into smut. So, while wanting to expose people, yet maintain that illusion of dignity I'm so bad at, I've decided to take a much milder route....
In order to bring you the human side of computing, and to contribute to the cohesion of the Mac using community, I put together a set of not too personal questions. These questions were sent to a number of Macintosh devotees. People were asked to complete as many of the questions as "they could stomach."
Think about it ... Who are these people? We read their articles, buy their books and products, ask their advice, and fall over ourselves to meet them at Macworld Expos, but we have no idea what hole they crawled out of. Let's dig around and see what dirt we can till!
Future plans for this site include the addition of new people weekly, linking pages to live chat transcripts from places such as Talk City, World Without Borders, and possibly AOL. New people are sent the questions each week, and about 20% answer them.
If you have any spiffy ideas please send them along!
If you would like to join the personalization of the Mac community, please copy these questions and plop them into an email to me.
If you have special questions you would like to ask anyone on this site, please send the question(s) and the name of the person to me.
Ilene Hoffman the creator of this site.