About

Hi, my name is Martin Feld and I hail from Wollongong on the east coast of Australia. Welcome to Lounge Ruminator.

I spend a lot of time thinking. I notice something then I think about it… then I continue to think about it, then I feel the need to say something about it.

This site is my space to share such thoughts in the form of Ruminations. In each Rumination, I go into detail about something odd or interesting that I’ve noticed or experienced. You’ll also find other pieces on technology, language, the arts and media.

My tech writing concentrates on Apple and I have loved the Mac since I was five years old. In the late 1990s, my parents were on the verge of buying a Windows PC. Disturbed by this, my aunt Francine brought things to a halt. She asserted that the Macintosh was superior, even when Apple was on the brink of collapse.

Once our first computer, the Power Macintosh 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, whimsical and inviting. The Mac had personality, and still does to this day, while other computers fail to replicate the same magic. To my mind, no other company has achieved the same unification of hardware, software and services, across such a focused set of personal consumer products.

If you feel like saying ‘hello’, you can reach me at martin@loungeruminator.net or @LoungeRuminator on Twitter. I’ll do my best to respond quickly. Also yes, I do in fact spend a lot of my time ruminating on a lounge.

Thanks for visiting!