Congratulations are once again due to my fellow TidBITS staffers – Adam Engst, Tonya Engst, Glenn Fleishman, and Joe Kissell – who were included in the third MacTech 25 list of most influential people in the Macintosh technical community (for the previous lists, see “Adam & Tonya Engst Honored in MacTech 25,” 17 July 2006, and “TidBITS Staffers Honored in 2007 MacTech 25,” 11 June 2007).
A notable addition to the list this year is Ars Technica’s Jacqui Cheng, who joins Tonya as one of only two women on the list. Tonya was the only woman in the 2007 list, and the 2006 list also included Andrina Kelly, Mac OS X system administrator for C.O.R.E. Feature Animation and contributing editor for afp548.com. Though the technology world often appears to be male-dominated, there are in fact many women doing serious technical work at the highest levels, and it’s nice to see at least some recognition of that in the MacTech 25. See MacTech’s Web site for the full list.