Those of us who don’t use the other platform would be well advised to talk about the platform they do know, not the one they don’t know. If you do, you’ll likely be right. If you don’t, you’ll likely be wrong.
For those of us who know one platform well … switching would involve relearning a lot. So it generally isn’t worth the time unless there’s a strong reason to switch, and generalizations (IMHO) are never strong reasons.
In the old days (ca. 1980), IBM had probably the best sales force on the planet. I dealt with them several times. They NEVER would badmouth the competition; if they couldn’t say something nice about it, they wouldn’t say anything. Usually they’d say something like, “Yes, that’s a good machine. You won’t be sorry if you buy it. But I think ours are better, and here’s why.” They sold a lot of copiers against Xerox and Canon that way.
And Tom, I right-click on my Mac all the time.
> On May 19, 2015, at 11:38 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> You come off as wearing a uniform of black turtleneck and black jeans, if you get my drift! ;)
> They're just machines. In fact, they're just about the same machines since Apple abandoned its own processor/motherboard MO.
> As much as it probably would amuse you to watch me try and edit a video on a stock Win7 machine, it would amuse me to see someone do the regular Corporate America office work that I do in a day on some weirdo platform without a right-click button. ;)
> BTW, I was a "Mac pioneer" in college. I was the editor in chief when we switched from gloppy Compugraphic text-creation machines to Mac Pluses, and I got us set up using PageMaker instead of pasting up pages with wax-glue.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "JAMES HOWARTH" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:42 AM
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>> I’m not wearing a uniform.
>>> On May 19, 2015, at 9:44 AM, Angie Dickinson Mickle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Jamie Howarth wrote:
>>>> They're just not up to it. Fact.
>>> This strikes me as very uniformed.
>>> Please tell us what you do on a Mac that can't be done on a PC?
>>> Angie Dickinson Mickle
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