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Welcome to Macintosh 5: Rumors

The fifth and final episode of the first season of Mark Bramhill’s excellent, thoughtful podcast Welcome to Macintosh sprouted from a conversation Mark and I had at the end of recording our interview for the episode he did about Macworld.

We were talking about Apple rumors, and Mark—who despite his NPR-ready voice is only 20 years old(!)—didn’t realize that the Apple rumor mill didn’t start with Mark Gurman or even MacRumors and Apple Insider, but back in the prehistory of print media and MacWEEK. I got Mark in touch with my old boss Rick LePage, who worked at MacWEEK for almost its entire existence, and Rick’s one of the primary sources in this episode. Mark Gurman’s there too, as is only right, as is John Moltz, onetime vendor of Crazy Apple Rumors.

Welcome to Macintosh is short, sweet, and created with great care. I highly recommend it.