Andy Ihnatko /ɪˈnɑːtk/[1] (born November 18, 1967) is an American tech author and former technology journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times.[2] He is unmarried and currently resides in Massachusetts. He is a co-host on the Material podcast, on Relay FM's network. He also appears on Leo Laporte's podcasts, specifically MacBreak Weekly and TWiT, and is a regular on the MacNotables podcast hosted by Chuck Joiner, where he is often paired with fellow technology journalist Adam Engst. In September 2011, he launched an ongoing podcast called The Ihnatko Almanac with Dan Benjamin on Benjamin's 5by5 Studios network.[3]

Andy Ihnatko
Andy Ihnatko at Macworld 2008
Born (1967-11-18) November 18, 1967 (age 56)
Country USA
WebsiteCelestial Waste of Bandwidth blog

Ihnatko has also appeared on the CBS Saturday Early Show on July 13, 2007, where he discussed applications for cell phones intended to imitate, if not exceed, the capabilities of the Apple iPhone.[4] He appeared again on August 25, 2007, to report his conclusions after testing several urban legends about recovering mobile phones that had been submerged under water.

For a brief time in July 2007, Ihnatko was believed to be the author of the satirical "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs" weblog, until his formal denial on July 24 in an article for Macworld.[5] He has also formally neither confirmed nor denied[6] involvement in the Steve Jobs autobiography, which was rumoured on Valleywag.[7]

Ihnatko's writing style includes references to US popular culture, P. G. Wodehouse, comic books, cartoons, and science fiction.

Andy described a game called "Web That Smut" which involved predicting how many mouse clicks would be required to reach pornography from a given starting web page. The name was loosely based on the television game show "Name That Tune".

Ihnatko is thought to have coined the term "Macquarium" to describe an aquarium made out of the empty shell of an early Macintosh computer. He wrote and posted online the first comprehensive set of instructions[8] to construct one.

On September 26, 2011, Andy joined podcast network 5by5 as co-host of a weekly show, The Ihnatko Almanac, with Dan Benjamin. The show ended on October 19, 2016[9]

In July 2015, Ihnatko, along with Russell Ivanovic and Yasmine Evjen, started the Material podcast on the Relay FM network. The podcast discusses technology company Google and related topics, and takes its name from the design language of the same name developed by Google.

References edit

  1. ^ Ihnatko, Andy (2008-03-30). "Andy Ihnatko's Celestial Waste of Bandwidth - The Business". Retrieved 2008-07-12.
  2. ^ "Chicago Sun-Times :: Andy Ihnatko ::". Chicago Sun-Times. August 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "5by5 | the Ihnatko Almanac #1: DC Comics Does a Clean Install". Archived from the original on 2014-10-25. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  4. ^ "No iPhone? No iProblem!". CBS News. July 13, 2007.
  5. ^ "Macworld | The truth about Fake Steve Jobs". Archived from the original on 2007-08-26. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  6. ^ MacBreak Weekly #128
  7. ^ Valleywag: When is the Steve Jobs Autobiography coming out? Archived February 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ MacQuarium Archived 2008-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ The Ihnatko AlmanacArchived 2017-05-06 at the Wayback Machine

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