As we know, Macintosh computers are hardly the only thing Apple is known for. With the wild success of Apple's mobile devices (iPods, iPhones, iPads) Apple dropped "computer" from its name way back in 2007, although the Macintosh line of desktops and laptops continue to be a strong part of Apple's lineup. And cash cow iTunes isn't even hardware at all!
Given this state of affairs, the Mad Mac board members feel that our group's name — Madison Macintosh Users Group — ought to reflect the wider array of products and services offered by Apple. So we're having a contest to choose a new group name! Here are the rules:
- The name should include the word "Apple" and a place name that indicates where we are located (e.g. Madison, Wisconsin, Dane County, southern Wisconsin).
- There is no limit to how many suggestions you can submit.
- Submissions with clever (but not obscene) acronyms are encouraged!
Submissions will be accepted through 11:00 p.m. August 27 via email to any board member. Please use the subject line "Mad Mac Renaming Contest". The board members will select the winning submission at their August 28 meeting. The winner will receive $25 and the satisfaction of ushering a new era for Mad Mac.
Once a new name is chosen the membership will need to vote to change the bylaws at two consecutive meetings. Check out the "Business" tab to see the 1st draft of the necessary bylaw changes, with the place-holder name "Madison Apple Users Group (MadAUG)" where the contest winner will eventually appear.