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

I work in communications and use this personal site, Lounge Ruminator, to publish extended articles and podcast episodes that I call ‘ruminations’. You’ll also find other pieces on technology, language and the arts, as well as PhD journal entries on my research into independent tech podcasting media ecology. Visit the Podcast page to learn more about the site’s accompanying show.

My tech commentary focus on Apple; I have loved the Mac since childhood. In the late 1990s, my parents were on the verge of buying a Windows PC. Disturbed by this, my aunt Francine asserted that the Macintosh was superior, even when Apple was on the brink of total collapse. Fortunately, my parents were convinced to buy the Mac and Apple also turned itself around.

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.

I attribute much of my love for writing to the Mac—whether in the form of blog pieces or extended academic writing—as I would sit in front of the machine for hours, typing stories and odd bits and pieces. It was a formative experience in my life.

To upload shorter posts, share photos and chat with friends, I also maintain a blog that’s hosted by the site Micro.blog, called Feld Notes. Check it out for a different range of content.

Thank you for visiting Lounge Ruminator!


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