It’s the dirty little secret of countless PC-centric magazines and publications out there — Macintoshes are ubiquitous in graphic design and publishing. Most, if not all, PC-related magazines are produced in some way using Macs. Despite this dependence, Macs rarely get the respect they deserve in the pages of the magazines themselves. A gaming magazine called
is helping to turn the tables, though.
Produced by St. Louis, Mo.-based EleMental Publishing, Silicon Mag focuses its attention on titles for various console platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, Dreamcast, GameCube, and Nintendo’s popular Game Boy handheld. Alas, they don’t yet offer Mac-specific games coverage, but they avoid PC games too. Regardless, the company heartily evangelizes their platform of choice in the magazine’s masthead.
“Silicon Mag produced monthly on Pentium toasting Apple Macintosh Computers,” reads the masthead.
The publisher credits various Mac applications with the production of Silicon Mag, including QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Office 98, AppleWorks, Netscape Navigator, Toast Deluxe 4.1.2, and Mac OS 9.1. EleMental Publishing’s production hardware includes a Power Mac G3, a Power Mac 8600, and an Indigo iMac, as well.
Silicon Mag missionary/publisher Ryan Smith let his convictions be known in a recent exchange with MacCentral.
“We’re Mac bigots here and like to let our superior understanding of the finer things in life (i.e. Macs) be known to the lesser people out there (i.e. Windows users),” said Smith.
Smith also mentions that anyone who wants to give his magazine a spin is welcome to request a free copy. Visit the
Silicon Mag Web site
to request yours — and witness the “Made on a Mac” logo proudly displayed in the sidebar.