Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Thanks, Ted Landau

Ted Landau:

The first time I was paid for writing about the Mac was in 1985 when A+ magazine published a reader’s tip I submitted. It detailed how to use ResEdit to modify the Welcome to Macintosh message. For 300 words, I got paid $50. It was far from a momentous event. At the time, I didn’t expect it to lead anywhere. My day job was still as a professor of psychology. But, as it turned out, the reader’s tip was the spark that ignited a flame.


The result has been three decades of doing things I thoroughly enjoyed and getting paid for doing them. Who could ask for more?

Which brings me to today. I’ve decided to call it quits and hang up my virtual pen. What I expect to be the last article I get paid to write was posted to Macworld last December.

Previously: MacFixIt Is Gone.

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Thanks, indeed. MacFixIt was indispensable, and quite well written.

@Chucky MacFixIt was great. I believe my first encounter with him was the Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters book. That link is for the second edition, and I seem to recall a different cover, so perhaps I had the first edition.

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