Today in the fourth of the series of Regular Readers we hear from Maciek Sokulski
1. As this blog covers a lot of Mac related products what was your first Apple product that you bought?
My first apple product was a 3rd Gen 20Gb iPod. Had it for numerous years, before the actual switch. I don’t think it had any influence on my actual purchase of my first mac though
2. On a similar theme, but moving forward what will be the next Apple product that you buy?
I believe the next apple product that I will get is either the new rumored iPod or the iPhone. It most likely be the ipod since there are no definite answers as to who will be carrying the iPhone in Canada.
3. Do you have an all time favourite Apple product or Mac application?
I spend a while thinking about this question. I don’t have an all time favorite. I like it all. I like the overall experience that one gets with apple products. computers that actually work. Software that is pleasing to the eye, as well as function.
4. The blog also covers other subjects, so do you have any specific interests or hobbies that keep you busy?
Photography was my hobby from the time I remember. I always loved taking photos. Even now with progression of better and cheaper video cameras, I always prefer photos to video.
5. What would be your all time favourite technology gadget?
All time favorite tech gadget, has not been invented yet. There were some that ranked pretty high on the scale, but always had a flaw. This gadget would be a some sort of a robust PDA.
6. How do you pay the bills, or if you are studying what are your future plans to pay the bills?
Work work work. I work for a construction company as a IT Manager. I’m the only one with a mac, and was successful in suggesting macs to a couple of employees.
7. What three words or phrases would your friends use to describe you?
Geek, nerd, computer guy.
8. Anything else you want to share with us?
There is not much else. My life is not very exciting from the outside perspective of others. Me, I would not change it for the world.
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!