My name is James Herndon, and I’ve just begun volunteering with the Snow Leopard Trust. Yesterday, I told a friend about this, and she replied, “Cool, Snow Leopard is the new Mac OS, right?” She was joking, but given the early buzz over Mac’s upcoming Snow Leopard OS (to be released in the summer of 2009), it was a poignant joke. Do a Google search for “snow leopard” today, and six out of the ten search results will be computer-related, not cat-related. A group of Apple programmers saw the Planet Earth footage of a snow leopard, and they were so inspired that they built a new operating system that mimics the animal: Snow Leopard OS is nimble yet strong, pleasing to the eyes, and alarmingly fast. That’s what I think happened. Want to know more about snow leopards, make sure to check out the “Cat Facts” section of the Snow Leopard Trust’s website.