From left to right: Jay S, Kent Schwarz, Joann Cleer, Allan Woods, and Trans4m (our trusty mascot).
Click on the pictures to find out a little more about each of us.




The Pomorums are a tribe of True Types. All Pomorums live in houses with no Windows. The non user-friendly neighborhood tribe is the Macadamias. All Macadamians have Windows in their houses. The Pomorums think only nuts have Windows! The Macadamians are a sneaky tribe of aliases and they carry little arrows.






Thus far, our wanderings have taken us all over the island. We decided to make a map to make it easier to keep track of where we've been, and to aid us in returning to our camp. We first came upon the Maze of Twisty Passages on our first day. This place reminded us of the way the Windows file systems are laid out, and as soon as we realized it, we decided this was not the place for us. We moved on the the Land of B-Trees, and it was good - so good in fact, that we vowed to return as soon as we'd mapped the rest of the island! Soon after, we stumbled upon the FDDI Zone. Everything here seemed to be invisible and slow, so we moved on. After that, our trek led us to the Mail Gateway; once we saw there were nothing but Unix and Windoze(tm) servers here, we decided our search couldn't be over yet. We came upon an Ethernet Backbone in our travels, and it supported tunneling via LocalTalk and EtherTalk, so we knew we were on the right track! Then we came to the LAN Bridge, and as we crossed it, we saw nothing but Apple Computers stretching off to the center of the island! The first few were old Apple II's, then came Lisas, the early Macintoshs were next, followed by the Plus', the SEs, and the like... There was a great glow coming from the center of the island and that's where we decided to head next.

We all discussed it as Trans4m was rrrrowling and mewling (we thought he was trying to tell us we *HAD* to go that way!), and we thought we might to find the Great MultiFinder icon there. But no... as we got closer and closer to the center of the island, we discovered something so amazing no one would ever believe us. We saw each new Mac to come for the next ten years (but were sworn to secrecy, so we can't tell you about that!). In the middle of a great blinding, flashing clearing, Steve Jobs was seated in a chair with wires and sensors attached to it. He was spasming and blubbering, cursing Bill Gates and Microsoft, Steve Balmer and the like, and saying things like, "Assimilate this, Billy-baby!" We realised the wires ran off to a small device that looked like a wristwatch, and the wristwatch thingy was sucking all the synapses out of Steve. Suddenly, it hit us - all this time, all he wanted to do was sell us a computer that mimiced his thought processes, his ability to grasp things simply, his ability to make analogies! This was to be his final attempt, literally sucking his essence out into a small device anyone could use and afford. We all were given copies of it, and we all wear them now. Steve talks to us, yes he does - every time we use our computers his thoughts guide us... we're all a little like Steve; all we want is simple yet elegant, easy to use things in our every day lives...


 

Pomorum Tribal Information

Kent Schwarz
Denver Colorado, Astronautics, Waterton Canyon
Acoutic and Vibration Lab Test Engineer

There used to be about 5000 macs on our Island. Now there are only a few left. In our small group one is on one of my 2 desks, the other desk has one of those other Macadamia Nuts Windoze things on it..



Jay S.
Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI
ARCI Installation Systems Engineer

I lived in Connecticut and worked in Rhode Island for the Pomorum Naval Undersea Warfare Center before I got stranded on this Tropical Island. Macs still have a solid footing in the Submarine Sonar world where I work - but I see many more Macadamian Windoze PCs everywhere I turn. I decided recently to upgrade my system (with a little LMCO Orlando bird whispering in my ear) and bought a Dual Processor 450 MHz G4 - it HUMS right along!


Joann Cleer
EIS Desktop Support Group
Primary Macintosh Support Tech


Before getting stranded here I worked as a Department Secretary in the Pomorum Computer Operations Department and fell in love with computers (even tho we ARE talking mainframe, teletype terminals and keypunch cards!). The last 15 years have been happily spent providing software, hardware, training and administrative support for, at one point, almost 500 Macs. Unfortunately, those were the "good ol' Mac days" before Pomorum Island went over to the "Darkside" (sniff!). For the last two years I've been part of the Pomorum Enterprise Information Systems Division (aka EIS, or as we call it--the Borg!)

I am known as the Macintosh "Grand Poobah of Pomorum Island" (a title I obtained from a Mac-trivia test in a magazine ages ago.) I am the keeper of the "Official Mac Support Magic Rubber Chicken", which is hanging by a noose on my office wall and is only used for EXTREME MacSupport emergencies. Windows support is interesting, but MacSupport ALWAYS is and will be more fun!!



Allan Woods
"Our Platform is our platform."
I worked in California for a company that was bought by and is now part of a dwindling empire ruled by Macadameans. Currently, Macs here are used as vestiges as they were replaced by corporate fiat. There are a few who know better and cling to the more useful Mac platform to get things done more easily. I am part of the Pomorum Computer Support Staff and know how much easier it is to support and maintain Macs. My Mac back at home is my friend and companion and serves me well in all things useful and fun. It has a single mouse button. I have never felt the need for two. I miss it greatly!


Tranz4m
(AKA Tabetha) Littleton Colorado,
Pomorum Mascot, House Cat
There used to be about 5000 mice in our house till I came along. Now there are only 2 left on my Master's Macintosh computers. My job is to protect those remaining mice from other tribes mascots and prevent them from ingesting dust bunnies. I'm especially talented at typing (walking) on the keyboard.