About

My name is Mike Knowlton and this is my blog. I have been using the Mike-N-Tosh™ trademark since my first shareware program that I released on AOL (Yes, back in the day) in 1994.

I’m a self taught entrepreneur. I’ve been doing web design and development for over twelve years now. I’ve been following technology since around 1983 when I bought my first computer, a Tandy CoCo II. Ah the days of Missile Command hooked up to my TV. I had several PC clones over the years. Then I got my first “luggable” in 1985 with a built in screen and dual floppy disks. That’s when the disks were actually floppy. I got my first Macintosh Computer, an LC II in 1991 after I got to use an original Mac Classic for a while at work.

I worked at Apple computer in Austin, TX for over 5 years (1996 – 2001) and have a special place in my heart for all things Apple. Yes, I was there when Gil Amelio went the wayside and Steve Jobs took back the reins. When the iMac was introduced, when the Mac clones were introduced, when the clones went away, when we allowed HP to make our printers, when we released OS X and many other significant Apple historical events.

Although I don’t work at Apple any longer, I still keep up with every tidbit of information that I can conjure up about the company and their products. Unlike many Apple fanboys, I don’t hate Windows or Windows users, but don’t start trashing the Mac with me when you don’t really have a clue about them or you don’t have your facts straight.

I use Macs by choice, because they just work and you usually don’t have to jump through hoops to get things done. I enjoy working on and with Macs. I don’t enjoy working on or with Windows machines. I’ve never understood why you have to go through so many Windows, hoops and red tape to try to get the simplest of things done on a Windows machine. That’s my opinion, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

It’s OK if you don’t share my opinion. I won’t hold it against you… much. No one is forcing you to read my opinions posted on this blog. If you don’t like them, there’s still a plethora of other content on the net for you to bide your time with.