About

Hi, my name is Martin. Welcome to Lounge Ruminator, my site on tech, culture and observations on life in general.

With regard to tech, the majority of my writing relates to Apple. My admiration for the company began when I was only five years old. In the late 1990s, my parents were on the verge of buying a Windows PC, as was recommended largely at the time. Disturbed by this looming possibility, my aunt Francine, a Mac enthusiast, jumped in to bring things to a halt. The Mac, she asserted, was undoubtedly the superior machine, even in a time when Apple was on the brink of collapse.

Once our first computer (the PowerMac 6500), arrived at the house back in 1997, I fell in love with it. The clicks, the boops, the beeps, the animations… everything about it was fun and inviting. The Mac had personality, and still does to this day, while other computers fail to replicate the same magic. No one else can achieve the same unification of hardware, software and services, across such a focused set of personal products.

When it comes to culture and observations, much of my way of thinking (you could say) is influenced by the hit 1990s sitcom Seinfeld. I love to dwell on the mundane and seemingly trivial elements of life, so expect that kind of thing here.

Thank you for visiting!

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