It’s Apple watch day (but the !!! is up to you)

I’m a pretty devoted Apple computer user. I started with the first Mac Mini in 2007, struggling with the wiring to a TV monitor with mixed results. The mini is still live and active, hooked up to a 42-inch Sony Bravia flatscreen that continues to defy age (knock on wood!).

I started with the first Mac Mini in 2007, struggling with the wiring to a TV monitor with mixed results. The mini is still live and active, hooked up to a 42-inch Sony Bravia flatscreen that continues to defy age (knock on wood!).

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Getting ready for the iWatch.

I also own a 2009 iMac, a 2010 MacAir, a 2011 MacBook (my second), an iPad Air (my third) and an iPhone6 Plus (I’ve lost count, but I’ve updated every year).

Some might say that makes me an Apple Fanboy.

I went full-throttle/cold-turkey Apple on August 17, 2007 when I decided that Microsoft was a virus, not software, and I got tired of PC hard drive crashes. I’ve never regretted it.

Today, Apple will unveil the iWatch when CEO Tim Cook will reveal details about their new wearable device at 1 p.m. EST. Here’s what to expect and how to watch the live event.

Don’t expect to find me in line at the local Apple Store for mine. I’m not ready for a computer on my wrist or the cost to put one there. Yet. I can always be convinced, but right now, my iPhone is about as close to my body as Apple is going to get.

Keeping up journalistically

It is critical that journalists be aware of the world — not just their world — around them. That’s called media literacy, which is one of the five major themes of this blog (more on that to come).

On March 5, the Pew Research Center released a report, “Local News in a Digital Age.” For a shorthand version, see “5 key takeaways about local news media ‘ecosystems‘.”

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Jenna Wortham

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