Deatomization: Behind the Scenes

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I have tons of magazines and books that have been prepped but haven’t been uploaded, so don’t worry- more content is in the pipeline!

What brings me online today is that my workflow is being disrupted tomorrow, May 18th, 2015 when Dropbox drops support for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 (and, by extension, PowerPC Macs).

It may come as only a minor surprise that someone who endeavours to digitize old Mac magazines would have an old machine as a workhorse. Indeed, many people both online and offline have inquired as to how the process I use works. So I figure I’d write up how the process has worked until now.


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Deatomization: MacAddict 2005

With 2015 fast approaching, let’s step back and get 2005 out of the way. It’s a crazy time, and the end of the line in so many ways. Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger, gets released. The last PowerMacs, PowerBooks, and iBooks are released. The first Mac Mini is unveiled – as is the first “iTunes Phone”. The Intel announcement hits us hard right where we knew it would- that PowerBook G5 was not coming “next Tuesday”, that the world had to prepare for another migration… to Intel, quite possibly the most evil of arch-enemies for a faithful fanboy.


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Deatomization: MacAddict 2003-2004

It’s time to make the push to 100 issues for MacAddict, and to do so it’s time to get 2003 and 2004 out of the way. December 2004 brought issue 100 of MacAddict- an outstanding achievement for the scrappy magazine. There’s a lot to cover in 24 issues, but as noted in previous years, MacAddict is starting to get more prosumer- expect to see a lot of digital camera, video camera, scanner, and even tax software comparisons as we march to 100.

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