Last Thursday, we covered the story of liberal political blogger Josh Marshall who was teetering on the edge of switching from Windows to Mac and called for some email “nudges” from MacDailyNews readers to help the process along. We don’t know for sure if your email messages helped him make his decision, but the goal has been accomplished, as Marshall writes in his blog:
So, my own predictions notwithstanding, this weekend, I took the plunge. I went out and bought my first Mac.
I am, it turns out, afflicted with a severe characterological disorder which prevents me from ever reading directions for any new product I purchase but rather forces me to stumble around by trial and error until I figure out how the new thing works. No pity please, I’ve had the condition since childhood. But that did create a few grumbly moments as I tried to figure out how to do some elementary task. At first at least, not having the right mouse key was something like learning to ride a bike.
Within about a day though I felt like I’d gotten my sea legs. And so far I have to say that I’m really pleased with the decision.
Marhsall’s blog, “Talking Points Memo,” is here.
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Let’s give him a nudge: liberal blogger teeters on edge of switching from Windows to Mac – March 02, 2006