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Mac Format - - APPLETALK -

I’ve not been a big reader of com­puter mag­a­zines for a num­ber of years now (not since I used to write free­lance for sev­eral of them back in the ’80s and ’90s), but while brows­ing WHSmiths this past week, I de­cided to check out what was hap­pen­ing in the world of Mac mags. And what should leap off the shelf at me, but the Septem­ber is­sue of MacFor­mat!

What par­tic­u­larly got my at­ten­tion – apart from the friendly, ac­ces­si­ble but still bleed­ing-edge na­ture of your mag­a­zine – was the “30 cre­ative fun projects” theme of this is­sue, so much of which hap­pened to chime with my own in­ter­ests as a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher, writer and retro com­puter geek.

I love the Ap­ple Clas­sics bit at the end of the mag­a­zine, too – apart from my main ma­chine to­day (an eight-core early 2008 Mac Pro with triple screens), I’m still run­ning (just for fun, of course) my Power Mac­in­tosh G3 beige mini-tower (1998) and Power Mac G4 MDD (2002). I’ve even got a Mac­in­tosh SE/30 lurk­ing in a cup­board wait­ing for me to bring it back to the fu­ture...

So much fun stuff in one mag­a­zine, and such a great read – well, I had no choice but to sub­scribe – and now I can’t wait for the next is­sue! Stu­art Wil­liams Paul Blach­ford says: We’re re­ally glad you en­joyed the mag­a­zine, Stu­art, and es­pe­cially the cre­ative fea­ture. We had a huge amount of fun com­ing up ideas to in­clude and try­ing them out – it was a real team ef­fort from our writ­ers. Quite a few of us ac­tu­ally ended up try­ing the en­tries other peo­ple had sug­gested – we all found a bit of in­spi­ra­tion!

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