Hi, my name is Martin Feld and I’m from Wollongong on the east coast of Australia. Welcome to Lounge Ruminator.
I work as a digital adviser at BlueScope, an Australian steel manufacturer, and have a passion for writing. I spend a lot of time overthinking things (particularly on my lounge), hence the name of this site.
I treat Lounge Ruminator as my space to share these personal moments of over-thinking in the form of ruminations. In each rumination, I go into detail about something odd or interesting that I’ve noticed. You’ll also find other pieces on technology, language and the arts, as well as PhD journal entries on my research in the field of media ecology.
My tech writing concentrates on Apple; 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 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, as I would sit in front of the machine for hours, typing stories and odd bits and pieces for hours. It was a formative experience in my life.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by to ruminate with me and don’t hesitate to say hi!