I had forgotten that Tom Negrino introduced me to John Moltz, but the story is a bit more complicated than that.
Tom spotted Crazy Apple Rumors and asked if it was the work of me and Philip Michaels because he thought it sounded like us. A flattering thought, but it wasn’t us. It turns out there was this guy Moltz who wrote a lot of funny stuff, and so we started paying for him to write funny stuff and analytical stuff and other stuff for us at Macworld. And that eventually allowed John to quit his job “toiling away in the SQL mines.”