It was founded in December of 1995 when Jason O’Grady was troubleshooting a problem with an Apple PowerBook 5300ce and a Global Village PC card modem. After finding the solution to the problem he posted it on a Web site called “O’Grady’s 5300 Power Page.” At the time there was a vacuum of information dedicated to PowerBooks after both MacWorld and MacUser magazines stopped publishing a dedicated PowerBook section of the book.
Since then the PowerPage has published under several names including Go2Mac.com and has had several spin-offs in the late 90’s including NoBeige.com and PalmLounge.com. The PowerPage has be served by numerous software applications over the years including MacHTTP, WebStar, ColdFusion, Web Objects, Movable Type and a couple in between.
Jason D. O’Grady, Editor-In-Chief
Jason’s first Apple computer was a Macintosh 128k although he used a Lisa before that.
Since taking a liking to the Mac at an early age, Jason’s written for many Macintosh trade magazines over the year including Macworld, MacWEEK and MacPower (Japan). He has also contributed to the 8th and 9th editions of The Mac Bible by Peachpit Press.
Jason currently writes for ZDNet on the Apple Core blog covering the latest Apple news and technology.
Jason is also the author of several books including: The Nexus One Pocket Guide, The Droid Pocket Guide, The Google Phone Pocket Guide, The Garmin nüvi Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press), Corporations That Changed The World, Apple, Inc. (Greenwood Press).
When he’s not blogging about Apple Jason loves camping, hiking, surfing and skateboarding and lives with his family in Silicon Valley.
Chris Barylick, Managing Editor
Albeit still somewhat fascinated by his side-scrolling Microsoft mouse on several levels, Chris has written for several publications including Macworld, MacAddict, the Washington Post-Los Angeles Times news wire and the Washington Post.
A 22 year veteran of the Mac, Chris has lived and breathed the hardware and software for most of his life, despite two hard drives that weren’t smoking and on fire before he got his hands on them. Chris’ core interests lie in mobile technologies, new capabilities for the Mac OS X operating system, Apple hardware and video games.
An aspiring standup comedian, Chris has been involved in the D.C. standup comedy scene since January, 2005 and has formed The Geek Comedy Tour 3000, a nerd-based comedy troupe that probably knows more about video games and comic books than most women find to be attractive…
Tom Hesser, Site Admin, Podcaster, and Contributing Writer/Reviewer
Tom Hesser lives in San Francisco, California and is the “West Coast Correspondant” for the Powerpage Podcast. He has been a Mac technician for the last 15 years or so, and has been an Apple fanboy since his first Mac, a IIci. Tom became a fan of the Powerpage after buying his second Mac, a Powerbook 180c, which he still owns along with a lot of other old Apple devices with which he someday hopes to display as a museum exhibit.
Tom helps keeps the site running and up to date, as well as contributing software and hardware reviews. He also has his own site and podcast at caregiverhints.com, where he relates his experiences having been a parental caregiver in the hopes others can make a smoother transition to the caregiver role.
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