Shawn King, host/producer of “The Mac Show,” was in his local Mac only computer store yesterday when actress Markie Post of “Night Court” fame walked in.
“She is in Vancouver working on a Fox Family Channel film with another Night Court alum, John Larroquette,” King said. “Markie (yes, we are on a first name basis now) had brought her printer in to be looked and was drooling over the Titanium PowerBook. I walked over to say hello and she told me she had just bought a Pismo but was seriously considering selling it and getting the Ti. We talked for more than an hour and, as she told me, I was costing her a fortune telling her all about the cool stuff she didn’t know about that she was now going to buy. She picked up a copy of ‘iMovie: The Missing Manual’ on my recommendation and was going to buy an Airport setup for her and her family and was off to buy a Canon digital video camera when she left me.”
She also mentioned that both Larroquette and Harry Dean Anderson are Mac fans, he added.
Speaking of Canada, Jeff Hannaford read in one of Canada’s national newspapers, “The National Post,” that actor/comedian Dave Foley (“Kids in the Hall,” “A Bug’s Life,” “News Radio,” “Monkey Bone”) has a Power Mac G4 and Cinema Display.
And speaking of actresses, FoxNews Page Six reported that Anne Heche was in J&R’s and plopped down US$1,200 for a tangerine iBook.
By the way, you’ll want to check out the Joy of Tech comic about MacWorld Tokyo and the new iMacs.
And speaking of comics (are we into segues or what?), in the Sunday, Feb. 25, episode of the comic strip, “Blondie,” Dagwood uses what appears to be a blue & white Power Mac G3. From the placement of the mouse, he also appears to be left-handed, reported several readers.
Finally, howsabout that “full frontal” of a PowerBook G3 on this week’s cover of “Macleans,” Canada’s equivalent to “Newsweek” magazine?
“It’s a ‘bit of a saucy shot’ that has an apparently naked female, laying on her bed at home, working on her amazing machine,” said Roger Mason, who sent this nugget our way. “The cover story is about enlightened employers encouraging employees who can, to work at home, as well as the office. If you are quick and go to the Macleans Web site, you’ll catch a cameo of the cover. But hurry, it is after all a weekly magazine.”
(If you’ve sent us an item for our Famous People column, please be patient. It will appear, but we’ve been swamped with entries. If you know of a famous person using the Mac, send it to Yours Truly at email@example.com. If you want credit for your “Mac spotting,” be sure to include your full name.)