Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Goodbye, Mac360

Ron McElfresh:

Mac360 started life back in mid-2004 as a test among friends to get into blogging and to try out Mac OS X Panther Server on an old, unused goose-neck iMac.


Through the years we saw it all. The Mac moved to Intel Inside. The iPhone arrived. The App Store. iPad. Apple Pay, Apple Music, AirPods, and much more. We saw Apple’s stock price and valuation rise to record levels. We graced Mac360 with advertising to help pay some bills and give the growing staff an incentive to continue to write about all things Apple.


Yes, all good things come to an end.

A few years ago I came down with an odd neuromuscular disorder that has slowly become debilitating. After 18 months of tests with a dozen different doctors I was referred to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. More doctors and extensive tests confirmed a preliminary diagnosis of ALS.

Thanks to Ron and crew for all they’ve done. I hope there’s a way to preserve the archive.

Via Dave Mark:

Here’s a link to a GoFundMe to help defray Ron’s medical expenses.

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Whoa! Blast from the past for me. I read this site all the time back in the 2000s and honestly had no idea it was still around. Sorry to read about Ron's medical troubles and I wish him well in addition to sending a big thanks for the years of excellent content I received.

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