Andy Ihnatko

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Andy Ihnatko at Macworld

Andy Ihnatko is a regular contributor to MacBreak Weekly. He currently resides near Boston, Massachusetts.

Andy is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, has authored multiple Apple-related books and has a blog called The Celestial Waste of Bandwidth (formerly the Colossal Waste of Bandwidth). His boisterous writing style is seasoned with references to US popular culture, P. G. Wodehouse, comic books, cartoons and science fiction.




  • Ihnatko appeared on the CBS Saturday Early Show on July 13, 2007, discussing cell phone applications that can be used to imitate if not exceed the capabilities of the Apple iPhone.
  • He appeared again on August 25, 2007, to report his conclusions after testing several urban legends about recovering Mobile Phones that had been submerged in water.


  • In the early days of the World Wide Web, Andy described a game called "Web That Smut" (possibly as criticism of the recently passed Communications Decency Act). "Web That Smut" was loosely based on the television game show "Name That Tune".
  • Andy, for a brief time in July 2007, was believed to be the actual author of the satirical "The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs" weblog, until his formal denial on July 24 in an article for Macworld.
  • On August 15, 2008, Andy Ihnatko received his Burger King Crown Gold Card, thereby joining that elite group of celebrities and luminaries who are entitled to free food at any Burger King restaurant
  • Andy does a fantastic George Takei accent.
  • Also in the early days of the World Wide Web, it is believed that Ihnatko coined the term "Macquarium" to describe an aquarium made out of the empty shell of an early Macintosh computer. He wrote and distributed online the first comprehensive set of instructions to construct one.

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