June 15th, 2006

Mac Evangelism

Needless to say, I’m proud of my mac. So much so, that it almost becomes a philisophical ideal.

Disclaimer: I’m a “Fanboi“. I love macs.

Why do I love them so? Here are a few reasons…

  • They are usable. Anybody can sit down and in five minutes learn how to use a mac.
  • On the flipside, OS X is very powerful and adaptable, letting the advanced user easily get to the grind.
  • Mac OS X is a cutting-edge OS. This is further evidenced by the fact that VISTA, years behind, is copying what Mac OS X has been doing well for years. Then again, this isn’t new.
  • No viruses. Not a one. Microsoft VISTA = Microsoft Viruses Infections Spyware Trojans Adware
  • They are pretty. I can’t count the number of “ooohs” and ahhhs” I’ve received because of the (several..) macs I own.
  • Steve Jobs understands the zen of good design.
  • Video chat. I chat regularly with family members (who live in a different state) full-screen on my 23″ cinema display. It’s like they’re in the same room. Amazing. And free. Free is good.
  • Included, tightly-integrated applications. iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, iEverythingElse. They all work together nicely. Not so on Windows.. You’d have to scour the net for clunky apps that might come close in their functionality, but don’t seamlessly integrate w/ the other apps, and each brings with it a veritable deluge of spyware, virii, and advertisements. Blech.

This list could easily be twenty times longer, but for the sake of space, I’ll cut it short. Needless to say, I’m proud of my mac. So much so, that it almost becomes a philisophical ideal.

Macintosh's Witnesses
Mac missionaries (via)

There is no reason to use Windows. It just sucks, plain and simple. The only reason people continue to use it is because of the “traditions of their fathers“. I get strange looks when I start drawing a comparison between the gospel and a mac, but I see a comparison worth analyzing. Just as we are to be a light to those that are in darkness, I feel the need to preach the macintosh to the unbelieving, Windows-using masses.

Release the chains that bind you! Step into the light! Get a mac!

4 Responses to “Mac Evangelism”

  1. Jocelyn
    June 16, 2006 at 1:55 pm #

    Dude! I miss my mac SOOO bad. *Sigh.* Hopefully one day I can buy one again… but for now, I must deal with this crappy BYU PC. 🙁 Keep spreading the light! (To those who don’t know me, which is probably everyone except Connor: I am one of Connor’s Mac “converts” and I am still a believer!)

  2. Dustin Davis
    October 3, 2006 at 9:57 am #

    Oh brother! I grew up on a Mac. I’ve never gone back – except to my Dad’s house, where that is my only option.

  3. fontor
    October 11, 2006 at 8:47 am #

    Another Mac guy here.

    It’s funny — around 1997, when Apple was doing so badly, I was a really obnoxious Mac evangelist. I actually felt pain when a friend would buy a Windows computer. ‘What more could I have done?’ I would ask myself. Another soul lost.

    When Apple started to do better, I toned it down. Now I scarcely think about it. I think of my evangelical days as a time when I needed people to join my team because of some monstrous insecurity I felt. I hope I’ve gotten better and more mature since then.


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