MacVoices #15189: Adam Engst and Bob LeVitus on the Origins of MacNotables and OS X

Adam Engst  and Bob  â€œDr. Mac” LeVitus  join host Chuck Joiner for another celebration of MacNotables’ 10th anniversary. Adam and Bob reveal some truths to Chuck that even he didn’t know about how and why the panel came together and why they keep coming back, discuss what works, what doesn’t work and what should work in OS X, and why we all can benefit from  algorithmic literacy.

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Adam C. Engst  is the publisher of  TidBITS  and  Take Control Books. He has written numerous books, including the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles – thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and now Macworld. His innovations include the creation of the first advertising program to support an Internet publication in 1992, the first flat-rate accounts for graphical Internet access in 1993, and the Take Control electronic book series. His awards include the MDJ Power 25 ranking as the most influential person in the Macintosh industry outside of Apple every year since 2000, inclusion on the MacTech 25 list of influential people in the Macintosh technical community, and being named one of MacDirectory’s top ten visionaries. And yes, he has been turned into an action figure. Want more? Follow Adam on  Twitter  for 140-character musings on a variety of topics.

Bob LeVitus, often referred to as “Dr. Mac,” has been considered one of the world’s leading authorities on the Macintosh and Mac OS for nearly twenty years. A prolific author, Bob has sold millions of books worldwide in a dozen languages. His recent titles include:  iPad 2 For Dummies,  Incredible iPad Apps For Dummies,  iPhone 4S For Dummies, and  Mac OS X Lion For Dummies. He’s been a tech columnist for the Houston Chronicle since 1996 and writes regularly for  The Mac Observer  web site. His hobbies include playing guitar with the infamous Macworld All-Star Band, engineering audio recordings (mostly of classic rock songs), and budget video-making. Bob also has a  Macintosh computing consultancy  that offers expert technical help, training, and pre-purchase advice to Mac users via phone, e-mail, and/or Internet-enabled remote control software. You can find him on  Twitter  and  Google+.  




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