16 , 2000
The slack life of the dotcom billionaire suits me just fine. It's a sedentary lifestyle, one that affords me the opportunity to build a wall of Mac hardware around me. I sit around in my shorts all day, writing stories about the Mac and figuring out ways to attach more and more blinking lights to the racks and shelves of Mac peripherals that surround me in my command console. It's comfortable; it's safe; and it's my dream job. For you see, I am a fat, lazy man with mutton chops.
But there are those who simply can't sit stillthe mobile infantry of the Mac warrior class. These are the PowerBook users, otherwise known as Road Hogs. For them, the greatest glory lies in territories yet unconquered, bringing law to the lawlessMacs to the Maclesson the road defending the weak and taking the Good Word to the heathens of Windowsdom.
Such a one is Tim Wilson, a True Knight of the Black Apple, author of our weekly column entitled Road Hog. For a couple months now, Road Hogs around the world have hearkened to Tim's sagacity to guide them through the perilous paths that lie before all true crusaders, like an army of the faithful marching eastward at the urging of a mediaeval bishop.
But unfortunately for all of us, the undergarments of the PowerBook priesthood proved too confining for a man who needs to swing free and loose (and to the left, as his avid readers will already know). And so this week the High Hog Himself takes to the road once again, his PowerBook on his lap (which always kind of creeped me out) and a pistol in each boot.
This time around, Tim's talents will be put to use by the good folks of Boris FX, traveling the world to show off the latest in the world of compositing and animation. (I'm sure he'll drop in a good word or two for the Mac while he's at it.)
May the wind be at your back and the falcon at your breast, Tim Wilson. And always keep your crossover cable at the ready. You will be missed.
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