Monday, August 16, 2010

Mac is Catholic, PC is Protestant?

This is somewhat humorous that to be MAC is Catholic and to be PC is Protestant. If that were true, I guess that means a guy like James White, a Mac user, has swam the Tiber... perish the thought.

So here's the argument in a nutshell:

I wrote an article for the Daily Telegraph this week in which I talked about a crucial aspect of Apple’s appeal: the way good old Steve Jobs relieves us of the burden of installation and other tedious tasks by making his designers and engineers do the intermediary work for us. No Protestant work ethic for straight-out-of-the-box iPad users! We leave that to PC customers, who peruse their tiny-print instruction manuals as intently as Calvinists poring over their well-thumbed Bibles.

Actually it'd be safer to say that Apple uses believe in Monergism and the sovereignty of grace--we expect our products to just work, while PC users are will to accept synergisms between what they buy and the human effort they have expend for the system. Or maybe we should compare the PC manual to RC's Canon Law...

Relieving the burden of installation sounds rather Calvinistic to me...

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