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Re: Mac vs. PC

After reading his article, I’m guessing that Jim Geraghty has never experienced life on Planet Mac. It’s a celestial body in orbit somewhere between Jupiter and Google — a place where everything works because it’s supposed to, not because you rebooted six times. In the now-famous “Mac vs. PC” commercials, Justin Long’s character, the Mac, condescends to John Hodgman’s, the PC, for good reason : simply, Macs are better.

I’m not one of “those” guys either — you know, one of the ones who would have sacrificed life and limb for their Apple II. I’ve worked on PCs my entire — albeit short — adult life, and I’m proud of the fact that I can walk people through PC problems screen-by-screen from memory. (Rich Lowry once apologized for waking me at night with a computer problem. I told him there was nothing for which to apologize as I didn’t remember taking his call. Apparently I fixed his wireless connection while sleeping.)

But, I do recognize a better product when I use it, and my experience with Apple has been far smoother than that of any Windows product. Yes, if the ideal government were induced from Apple, it would be a Democratic one: Apple takes more of your money while promising a better product. However, while Apple is successful in delivering their product, the idyllic harmony and joyful peace conveyed by Obama can’t be created through higher taxes and more government programs.

Nathan GouldingNathan Goulding is the Chief Technology Officer of National Review. He often goes by “Chaka” in NRO’s popular blog The Corner. While having never attended a class in computer science, ...


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