People often ask me, “Abe, are you a PC man or a Mac man?”
Well, if there is one thing I have long loved about this great union of states, it is our freedom. As I said at Independence Hall in 1861, I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence. We all, as American citizens, have the right to be free and to choose how we live out our days.
However, this answer rarely seems to please avid technology users of today. So I will finally put this question to rest by sharing with you, dear readers, an encounter I had at the office just today.
I’d had a slew of long, dull meetings and thought I deserved a respite and a snack. When I walked into the break room I was met by two of my colleagues caviling over the question of Macs versus PCs.
After a few minutes of waiting politely, I became somewhat agitated, as the two debaters were blocking the vending machines (from time to time I enjoy a Snickers in the afternoon…you know that 2:30 feeling), and with a full inbox to attend to I had no time for palaver. I lost my manners and interjected so as to end the exchange. I placed my hand on the PC supporter’s shoulder, looked him in the eye and said “Bob, as an American, I respect your right to choose your computer. But as an intellect, I must say that PCs are for ninnyhammers.”