This. This is why the Internet exists, to encapsulate everything that makes a geek go “squee!” in a single photo, and then disseminate it across the globe. Because what is more perfect than Gandalf emailing on his MacBook Pro during a break from saving Middle Earth?
And of course Gandalf uses a Mac. He is on the side of Light, after all.
In the real world, Sir Ian McKellan was taking a break during the filming of The Hobbit. Naturally, the memes and jokes are already flying, most centered around “Tech Support Gandalf.” Here’s a collection of the best ones so far.