Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 19th, 2010
Since the beginning of my time writing for Cryptomundo, my old reliable G4 has carried me through thick and thin. Sadly, that 2004 vintage G4 tower died, officially, last Thursday night. This computer has been the source of over 6000 blog postings!! Seeing it slowly fade away was quite upsetting.
Now, temporarily, I am working at writing my blogs via my son’s old hand-me-down 2004 or 2005 iBook G4, which is like trying to fund a navy by having a bake sale. Please have patience with me until a replacement computer arrives. I will not even go into the panic attacks and lack of communication links I am having with the loss of so many e-addresses, snail mail contacts, images, files, email archives, and book/article docs that appear to be frozen within this dead tower! Forgive me if you have been trying to reach me.
A friend passes away!
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In the meantime, I am debating what to do with this expired G4 tower.
Should I turn it into a mailbox? (It scares me a bit to see that Boing Boing was discussing what to do with converted G4 towers in 2006! I guess I really got some mileage out of my machine.)
A hamster cage? A very small cryptid cage?
A historical example of an object used in early 21st century writing, to be installed in the museum?
Thank you for your support and condolences.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.