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4th Jan '16 1:43:12 AM Morgenthaler
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Tropes associated with MacAddict [=MacAddict=] include:
11th Jan '13 1:35:38 PM Twentington
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'''[=MacAddict=]''' is a now-defunct AppleMacintosh magazine that ran from 1996 until 2007, when it was discontinued for the more "serious" ''Mac|Life'', focusing on creativity in the Macintosh.

[=MacAddict=] was a spin-off of the defunct ''CD-ROM Today'', which split into ''[=MacAddict=]'' and ''boot'' (now ''Maximum PC'').

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'''[=MacAddict=]''' is a now-defunct AppleMacintosh magazine that ran from 1996 until 2007, when it magazine. Its predecessor was discontinued for the more "serious" ''Mac|Life'', focusing on creativity in the Macintosh.

[=MacAddict=] was a spin-off of the defunct
''CD-ROM Today'', a magazine published from 1994 to 1996 which specialized in software and hardware reviews, also including a CD with software trial versions for both Windows and Macintosh. In 1996, it was split into two similar magazines targeting each OS: ''[=MacAddict=]'' for Mac users, and ''boot'' (now for Windows users. ''boot'' was renamed to ''Maximum PC'').PC'' in 1998 and has continued ever since. ''[=MacAddict=]'' was {{Re Tool}}ed in 2007 as ''Mac|Life'', a more serious magazine.
2nd Jul '12 11:45:31 AM Twentington
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* ThemeNaming: Early on, the sections were named after Macintosh commands and functions: for instance, the news section was "Get Info" and the final page was called "Shutdown".
1st Jun '12 3:23:21 PM Twentington
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[=MacAddict=] was a spin-off of the defunct ''CD-ROM Today'', which split into ''[=MacAddict=]'' and ''boot'' (now ''Maximum PC'').



* AprilFoolsDay: The first April Fools' Day issue came with a fake letter to the editor saying that they had switched their focus to Windows. It also included a two page, ''TheOnion''-esque fake news section.



* ShooOutTheClowns: The original letters section was downright wacky, with things like "I love the sticky stuff that comes on the Macintosh", and "Did you know that Macintosh spelled backwards is Hsotnicam? I could make a new video-capture product with that name. --Ed Latimer, Hsotnicam Director, Founder, and President"

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* ShooOutTheClowns: CerebusSyndrome:
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The original letters section was downright wacky, with things like "I love the sticky stuff that comes on the Macintosh", and "Did you know that Macintosh spelled backwards is Hsotnicam? I could make a new video-capture product with that name. --Ed Latimer, Hsotnicam Director, Founder, and President"President".
** Early on, the magazine was very bright and colorful. By the 2000s, it got a sterile, white makeover.
* FourPointScale: Zig-zagged. They originally used Max in a four-tier rating system: "Freakin' Awesome", "Spiffy", "Yeah, Whatever" and "Blech!". In the general reviews, anything below "Spiffy" was rare; in the interactive CD-ROM section, anything ''above'' "Yeah, Whatever" was rare; and the children's software section ran the gamut. Upon switching to a straightforward five-star system, they came to avert this.
1st Jun '12 3:19:49 PM Twentington
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* BrotherChuck: Editors' disappearance is sometimes unexplained.

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* BrotherChuck: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Editors' disappearance is sometimes unexplained.
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