My Power Mac Arrives

By Jim Lynch  |  Posted 2005-01-26 Print this article Print

!"> It just had to be the FedEx guy...I told the FedEx woman on the line "Thanks, but Im all set." I ran down the stairs and out the front door. Yup. It was the FedEx guy with a big black box with a Power Mac on the front of it! Woohoo! My Power Mac had finally shown up! The FedEx guy got a laugh when I told him I had just been on the phone with his company. I signed for the package and then started to carry it upstairs. It was then that I realized that this was no Mac mini! This was a big, honking mondo computer weighing about 60 pounds! And the box was so big that it was a bit awkward to get up the stairs! But by that point I was so stoked on caffeine and adrenaline, I hefted it up and bounced right up the stairs with it. Loyd: Chiropractors love this sort of thing…
Casting all other considerations and work aside, I ripped open the box and lunged for my Power Mac. I instantly cast aside the directions, manual, and other docs. Its a frigging Mac, right? Who needs instructions? I found space to the left of my LCD and hefted the mondo Power Mac out onto the deskop! At last it was on my desk! Continued...

Jim manages the PC Magazine and ExtremeTech forums, and is responsible for building community in the forums on both sites. He started managing PC Mag's forum on ZiffNet on CompuServe many years ago. He then transferred the staff and expertise to the Web. He left ZDNet when it moved to San Francisco and came back to Ziff after the split from ZDNet, right before ExtremeTech launched. You can get more background at his personal site:

His favorite movies include Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Three Musketeers (1973 version), Dune (Sci Fi Channel version), and gobs of others. He can't live without his iPAQ Pocket PC—,he uses it at the gym and everywhere else—,and his DVD collection features more than 200 films. His favorite game is Tribes (PC), which is more than three years old but he still plays it all the time.

Jim likes interacting with the folks in the forum and the content. 'I Love both of 'em,' says Lynch. 'It's what makes the job fun and interesting.'

You're welcome to visit Jim's site for more information about him.


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