3 Eddy Award winners

Macworld Podcast episode 17

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Around the Macworld offices, we don’t need a calendar to tell us when we’re getting close to the end of the year. All we have to do is take a look around at all the Eddy Award statues waiting to be doled out to the makers of the best Mac hardware and software of the past 12 months.

It’s that time of year once again, as we’re devoting this week to unveiling the winners of our 21st Annual Editors’ Choice Awards. And the Macworld Podcast is getting into the act as well, featuring interviews with three recipients of 2005’s honors.

First up, we talk to a relatively new Mac developer, Whitney Young, author of Senuti. Senuti, for the uninitiated, is a convenient (and free) way to get your digital music files off of your iPod and to your Mac. Keep up the good work, Whitney.

Young is a 20-year-old sophomore majoring in computer science at Northwestern University. He’s had a nice little streak going lately, having won one of Playlist’s 2005 Plays of the Year just last week.

I also spoke with Dave Nanian of Shirt Pocket Software, developers of the great backup utility, SuperDuper. And this podcast wraps up with an interview with Rich Siegel of Bare Bones Software, which is receiving its third consecutive Eddy Award. This time around, Bare Bones takes home the prize for TextWrangler, one of the best text editors out there. Plus, it’s now free!

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Show notes

Besides the three winners listed above, you can find out the 28 other products that captured an Eddy Award here; we’ll announce a new batch of winners each day this week. Eddy winners so far include:

Music credits

“Basic” by Epicte the Elemental. Want to hear more of his music? Need a DJ in the Washington, D.C. area? E-mail him at epicte@gmail.com.

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