Goodbye Katie

“Change is the essential process of all existence.” — Spock1

I’ve listened to podcasts since before people knew what to call them. It was way back in the days when we loaded MP3’s on chunky iPods so we could listen to other geeks talk about weird computer tricks. For much of this time I’ve listened to Katie Floyd.

I believe the first place I heard Katie was on the Mac Round Table podcast. After a year or so of listening to Katie and David Sparks occasionally banter about the Mac and the newly released iPhone, I was pleasantly surprised they teamed up to make the Mac Power Users podcast. I’ve listened to all 460 episodes. That’s more time than I’ve spent listening to just about anything in my entire life.2

It feels uncomfortable when things change. After almost a decade of listening to Mac Power Users, I’ll miss the predictable Yin and Yang for David and Katie. It was an inevitable change and I’m glad the collaboration is ending on positive grounds. The podcast will go on and I’m sure it will continue to be great in different ways.

This is a long way of saying “thank you Katie.” You will be missed by people you don’t even know. That’s a hell of an achievement.

  1. I get no credit for remembering this, most appropriate, quote. I’m not a Trekkie. However, a vague memory and world knowledge machine is still handy. ↩︎

  2. You can still go enjoy the very first episode↩︎