Monday, March 14, 2005

"I'm Just Sitting Here Watching The Hit Counter Go Round and Round...

I really love to watch it roll." Apologies to John Lennon, but I couldn't resist.

Remember when you were a kid in the backseat of your parent's car and you would wait in anticipation of the odometer passing large round numbers, like 20,000 miles? Well, I feel a little bit like I did in my Mom's '67 Corvair tooling around the Bronx, waiting for the numbers to rollover. Less than a week ago, we announced that we had achieved 400 hits. At the time, that seemed lot alot to ask from a newbie Mac-Tech-Podcast. Then, last night at around midnight I happened to notice the counter, as it read:

My heart began to race as I imagined our tiny little podcast reaching its first monumental milestone. Ten more minutes passed as I tried to imagine someone finding My Mac Guys on some obscure site and taking a chance, at midnight mind you, to give us a listen. Then I hit reload, only to see the following...

Suddenly, thoughts of all those iPod owners listening to Hank and I arguing over foul language in our Mac Kids Show, of my bad imitation of a Liverpool lad, of little Jack saying, "Green Eggs and Ham", of Maya renewing her DHS lease (listen to Show 8), and of Hank apologizing to my mother for swearing, were swimming around in my head.

Dare I press reload? Would I miss the momentous moment nobody including Hank was waiting for? Would this somehow connect me to the time I watched my Mazda pick-up flip 120,000 miles, or my Subaru Wagon bang out 140,000? Would it bring me closer to the memory of our '64 Cadillac turning 200,000 going 110 miles an hour on the Autobahn before hitting a beer can that nearly sent the Green Beast into the Black Forest?

....I hit reload one more time.....

With that single click, My Mac Guys had achieved more than our wildest dreams. 1000 hits! Our work is done. We'll be signing off, I'm kidding. The fact is, perfect strangers, and yes, some family and friends, have taken the time to move that mouse or slide their finger across their trackpad and take the time to CLICK on our podcast.

It's nice to know we have caught the attention of at least one third of those clickers. I've said it before and I'll say it again...

Thanks for listening.
Chris and Hank (My Mac Guys)


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