“Tim Hanrahan and Jason Fry write for The Wall Street Journal’s “Real Time Exchange” every Thursday, posting responses from readers to their Real Time column, published Mondays. Their latest article:
“Readers weigh in on Apple and possibility of ‘Halo Effect'”
“In Monday’s column, we predicted that the combination of the iPod’s popularity and the increasing worry over viruses, security holes and spyware in Windows PCs will lead to the second coming of Apple Computer as a home-computing power,” Tim Hanrahan and Jason Fry report for The Wall Street Journal. “To say that struck a chord would be putting it mildly. Boy, did we ever get mail — including a significant number of people who said that the iPod, Windows security concerns or a combination of the two had made them switch to a Mac or plan to do so. We also got letters from readers who disagreed with our hypothesis.
One letter goes like this, “For 20 years I have purchased countless PCs for our family of four, each of whom wanted each successive wave of Intel and Windows innovations. We knew there were Macs out there, but they never were much of a consideration, because we were connected to a PC world at work, at school and with friends and family. In the last few weeks, three of us have switched to a Mac, and the fourth will do so soon. In the blink of an eye we have gone from all-Redmond to all-Cupertino, and we are not looking back.”
Full article with the letters here.