11 Comments

Summary:

As a new writer here, let me give you the File → Get Info on me. For my day job, I own a computer repair business here in Lawrence, Kansas. Drawing on my support background, I focus on practical technology from the user perspective; If I […]

TAB Welcomes:  Dave Greenbaum

TAB Welcomes: Dave Greenbaum

As a new writer here, let me give you the File → Get Info on me.

For my day job, I own a computer repair business here in Lawrence, Kansas. Drawing on my support background, I focus on practical technology from the user perspective; If I can’t find it useful, I’m not that interested in it. My passion is helping people with technology. I’ve worked in corporate IT and academic computing before settling on residential and small office computer support. I’m also heavily involved in our User Group.

My experience with Apple goes back to Apple IIe days; the first Mac I used was a MacPlus, and owned was a IIvx. Ever since then I’ve been a Mac fan. I even met my spouse through the Lawrence Apple Users’ Group and we’ve been married 10 years this June.

At home I use a Mac Pro for my main workstation. I’m proud to say I have every current form factor of Mac just in case a customer needs a part or I need to test something. I carry with me an iPhone and black Macbook, and in the office we have a Mac mini. Dare I even discuss my home-built PC or my upcoming netbook? Yes, because we still live in a PC world and sometimes the Mac is not the best at everything. I have my foot in both worlds.

I’ll bring to TheAppleBlog consumer advocacy and critical analysis. My writing will focus on industry trends that will matter most for an Apple users’ daily life. Some of my past articles have been reprinted by the User Group community around the globe, and I’ve written technology columns for daily newspapers in this region.

In my “spare” time, I enjoy cooking, gourmet food and drink, as well as occasional travel. While working hard, you might find me listening to the Pet Shop Boys or Nine Inch Nails. Since I truly love what I do for a living, I find that I don’t need too much free time.

I love hearing your comments and feedback: good, bad or otherwise. Let’s keep the conversation going!

  1. Welcome! I’ve read your reviews at MacNN and on the User Group newswire and it is great to see you here.

    Share
  2. Lots of Mac fans in the Heartland here. Glad to be part of the team.

    Share
  3. Congrats Dave! Looking forward to your informative articles!

    Share
  4. I look forward to reading your articles! You always have great ideas!

    Share
  5. great site, dave! i first experienced a mac with an LC 475 which my brotehr had bought, I still have the original System 7 install Floppies shrink wrapped because I never needed to reinstall the system.

    way to go!

    only wish apple hadnt discontinued FW400. All my TBs of external drives, my camcorder, my Protools cards etc run on FW400. or maybe they should pack a fw400 to usb and fw400 to fw800 convertors free in the pack.

    i travel a lot and fell the need to buy a smaller lighter macbook or macbook air. lack of FW400 is a big pain for me!

    Share
  6. Great introductory article. I look forward to reading a friend on The Apple Blog.

    Amy

    Share
  7. Thanks for all the positive comments.

    Paramvir: Great website yourself. Just an FYI, you can get FW800 to 400 cables pretty cheap and the Macbook White still has FW400. Check out Charles post on the subject http://theappleblog.com/2009/06/03/mystery-of-the-white-macbook-upgrade-unravelled/

    Share
  8. Congrats Dave, can’t wait to see more posts!

    Share
  9. Jeff Barlow Friday, June 5, 2009

    Welcome, Dave.

    Looking forward to your focus on technology that is actually useful.

    Share
  10. Tim Williams Friday, June 5, 2009

    Nice gig! I’ve got you bookmarked, Dave, and looking forward to your posts.

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post