Regular Reader – Andie Smith

Week 11 and Andie takes her turn with some answers.

1. As this blog covers a lot of Mac related products what was your first Apple product that you bought?

a G4 powerbook when i started art school

2. On a similar theme, but moving forward what will be the next Apple product that you buy?

a new apple keyboard!

3. Do you have an all time favourite Apple product or Mac application?


4. The blog also covers other subjects, so do you have any specific interests or hobbies that keep you busy?

photography is by business and hobby.

5. What would be your all time favourite technology gadget?

my wacom tablet…man i am in love with it…oh and my full frame dSLR!

6. How do you pay the bills, or if you are studying what are your future plans to pay the bills?

Photography and design

7. What three words or phrases would your friends use to describe you?

creative, funny, different

8. Anything else you want to share with us?

Nothing that i can think of!

About These Interviews

A significant attraction for me in blogging is the ‘community’ that it creates. I am never going to be ‘up there’ with the young bloggers – I am not going to be that attractive to your average teenage blog reader, I actually don’t want to be as I find a lot of the stuff that interests them remarkably shallow and insipid, and I am perfectly happy with the slightly more mature (mentally and/or physically) reader that I attract.

I have ‘met’ some great people through the blog, some I communicate with daily, others much less frequently, but collectively they add to the enjoyment and satisfaction I get from blogging.

This series of interviews is a way of you getting to know each other better, and hopefully attract more of you to participate in the blog. I know there are a lot more of you out there that read the site regularly but don’t comment. That is your right of course, but trust me there are a really great bunch of readers around that I am sure you would get on with.

If you want to be included in this series please just email me either with your answers to these 8 questions or with any questions you may have.

And finally, thanks to all the readers who have participated in this series, and thanks to all of you for reading. I will do a long post at the end of the series with all the interviews so you can catch up easily on any that you miss, or get a great overview of some of the common answers, and some of the wildly different answers!

7 thoughts on “Regular Reader – Andie Smith

  1. jeremy

    [quote post=”1223″]2. On a similar theme, but moving forward what will be the next Apple product that you buy?

    a new apple keyboard![/quote]

    The new bluetooth keyboard is beautiful and lovely to use. I bought one two weeks ago. Even the unpacking was the full Apple experience :-). Andie, you’d better go and get one toute de suite if not, then you’ll regret not getting one earlier.

  2. Dunks

    Had a look at one of the keyboards in the Apple store today – beautiful design. I am considering a wireless one as it is so compact to carry around with the laptop and use across my classroom for demo purposes – even giving to the students with a wireless mouse to answer practical questions on the display screen.

  3. Chris Marshall Post author

    Sands has a new USB keyboard which is really very nice to use as well as look at. Personally I find it a little too ‘light’ in that I prefer something a little more robust, but I have no issue using it at all.

  4. jeremy


    The wireless range is pretty good. If only Apple had a decent mouse to go with it. I wouldn’t mind betting that a nice aluminium one will be on it’s way before too long.

    @ Chris
    I think you’d be impressed with the build quality of the Apple keyboard. Very solid. Of course the freedom afforded by bluetooth is a huge bonus. USB has it’s advantages but portability is not one of them. Hey it is only 49 quid, give it a whirl especially as you use an Apple tv, absolutely made for it, I was amazed how good it was with ‘Front Row’ on my powerbook

  5. jeremy

    Ah sorry, I didn’t realize that you already had the Apple wireless keyboard. I guess it was yet another thing of wonder which you owned until your better half had other ideas for it… You should be sneaky like me! Ha ha.

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