Friday, March 04, 2005

Mac vs. PC Debate

Here is some stuff that Umberto had to say on the subject:

..."Insufficient consideration has been given to the new underground religious war which is modifying the modern world. It's an old idea of mine, but I find that whenever I tell people about it they immediately agree with me.

"The fact is that the world is divided between users of the Macintosh computer and users of MS-DOS compatible computers. I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is Protestant. Indeed, the Macintosh is counter-reformist and has been influenced by the 'ratio studiorum' of the Jesuits. It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory, it tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step to reach--if not the Kingdom of Heaven--the moment in which their document is printed. It is catechistic: the essence of revelation is dealt with via simple formulae and sumptuous icons. Everyone has a right to salvation.

"DOS is Protestant, or even Calvinistic. It allows free interpretation of scripture, demands difficult personal decisions, imposes a subtle hermeneutics upon the user, and takes for granted the idea that not all can reach salvation. To make the system work you need to interpret the program yourself: a long way from the baroque community of revellers, the user is closed within the loneliness of his own inner torment.

I took this information from:

Wow, this guy has a lot of time on his hands. I see where he is coming from though. I am not a very big fan of computers unless they are used for games, music, or porn. Just kidding about that porn thing, I saw Warwood looking at porn during class on his laptop so I thought I would throw it in ;) I myself am a Southern Baptist. I don't know where that would put me in the whole debate. I guess I prefer PC's that's all I ever owned. However, I remember that in gradeshool we had a computer lab and all we had were MACs. They do seem a bit more difficult to me. That seems to be surprising because according to the debate I should probably like MACs because I am a creative person, and I like pictures. I especially liked in the debate how MACs are Catholic. The Catholics have all those crucifixes and are very iconistic. I like how he said that PC's are protestant and open to interpretation. I'm gonna stick to my religious roots and give my credit to PC's. I guess if we want an answer to this article, we need to figure out what kind of computer the pope uses.


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