Nudge accomplished: liberal blogger switches from Windows to Mac

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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52 Comments

  1. All that you have to tell a Liberal blogger is that Steve Jobs voted for Kerry and that Gate and Balmer both voted for Bush.

    If that’s not enough to get a Liberal blogger to support the Macintosh, then I don’t know what is.

    Bryan

  2. PAGING A ‘MACDUDE’. PAGING A ‘MR. BORING MACDUDE’.

    MR. MACDUDE, PLEASE COME TO THE BAKERY SECTION OF THE STORE. YOUR PIE IS READY, ALL FRESH AND WARM!

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    OHHH, AND SHOPPERS, DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR MAC SECTION NEAR THE HEALTH FOOD AISLE. IT’S A BIG HIT AND THEY’RE GOING FAST.

    THANK YOU ALL FOR SHOPPING AT TESCO’S AND HAVE A NICE DAY.

  3. Someone should tell him he doesn’t have to do without the right mouse button, if he doesn’t have the mighty mouse he can always use the USB mouse from his old PC. Easy as pie!

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  4. What was a liberal using Winpuke anyway for? … Probably just a Clintonite… wolf in sheep’s clothing… welcome aboard the Love Boat. It’s not just a computer, it’s a hassle free obsession. What a month so far, high expectations, medium product announcements, the first “virus”, not really,.. and now a flood of good news, don’t get sea sick. On April 1st, just ride the crest. I need some sleep. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  5. WARNING – this blogger may not lap up every deception the Bush administration shoves towards us.

    FUD – it’s not just for computers anymore ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> Run away, the scary liberals are coming! Someone think of the children!

    Despite the childish obscenities MDN leaves alone, I predict that this post will be censored in 3… 2… and… 1!

  6. ugh, the last thing THIS website needs is to mention any political party or preference. it turns into this whole “ugh, republicans suck they are war monger gay bashing rich asshole nazis” vs “liberal scum baby killer tree hugger vegan yuppie communists”. anyone who seriously lets comments even REMOTELY like that slip (and i’ve seen PLENTY of it on MDN) needs a reality check.

    face it, kids, your political views, whether well thought-out or not, whether ultimately right or wrong (who’s to say?) will always, ALWAYS fall upon deaf ears – and that’s because too many people allow their political views to say something about them as a person. you attack their views, you attack them. simple as that. and they’ll attack right back, until finally it looks more like a fight between little bobby and jimmy during receess than it does a discussion of important issues between two adults.

    anyway, good for this guy. he has a mac and likes it.

    mw is rather fitting: reason. as in, you can’t reason with anyone in regards to politics.

  7. Dear maczealot,

    I remind you of the fact that Mr Bush a Republican and, who is very public about his religious beliefs, is a mac user. Also he’s an ipod user. Using a mac is just plain common sense. It has nothing to do with politics.

    However, at this point a misquote from French philosopher Rousseau who said something to the effect that …”In my life I have found that common sense is not to common.” This accounts for the disproportionate number of windows users.

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