of this year’s
appearing today, it’s the culmination of months of work by the editors at
. And since these awards are extremely important to the folks who make Mac hardware and software, it’s a process we take very seriously.
Ah, but what do you do when one of your favorite products gets cut from the list on a technicality? You create your own awards.
I’m a big fan of PodXT Live—a guitar digital stompbox from
Line 6. And, throughout the painstaking Eddy selection process, I argued on behalf of giving it a statue. It was all set to happen, too—until our cross-checking indicated that PodXTLive shipped in October 2004, outside of our November 1, 2004-to-November 1, 2005 eligibility period.
It’s a shame, since, in terms of a guitar hardware product, nothing can compare to the PodXT Live. So I’m taking a stand against The Man (or, more accurately, my boss) and giving my own award to PodXT Live. And, lest I be accused of favoritism for honoring just one winner in the first annual Jimmy Awards, I’m selecting several recipients:
Zakk Wylde: Zakk wins because he is just the best damn guitarist in the world.
Boston Bruins: Well, they’ve got to win
If you’ve noticed that one of your favorite Mac products missed out on an Editors’ Choice Award, I invite you to hand out your own trophy in the Comments to this blog entry.