by Jason Snell
So you wanted an Eddy Award but we never gave you one…
The Eddy Award was once the Oscar of the Apple world. For a couple of decades, MacUser (and later Macworld) magazine gave actual, heavy statuettes out to winners in many categories every year. People loved getting them. We loved giving them out. I kept an extra one in my office for years at Macworld and it just might be sitting behind me right now.
If you’re in the market for one, a nice lady named Carolyn has one up for sale on eBay for $499 “or best offer.” She found it in a thrift shop in Portland, Oregon! We tried to figure out its back story and my best guess is that this was a Now Utilities Eddy given out in February 1993, but there are a lot of other possibilities, too. (The statue base doesn’t have anything on it—these were given out with engraved plates, but it has none—so there’s no way to trace its origins. Mysterious)
In any event, if you ever wanted an Oscar-like statue that’s holding a Mac SE above its head, engraved with the logo of the late, lamented MacUser magazine, make Carolyn an offer.
Update: It’s sold! To a good home.