Walk into a PC store and “ask what Macs are better for compared to PCs and see what your average salesperson concedes,” Les Posen blogs for CyberPsych. “Once they’ve said ‘graphics‘ or some similar narrow usage confined to the creative, but not corporate enterprises, surprise them by asking,
“Why is it better than the PC for graphics?”
“Note what responses you get. Is it confined to better software choices on the Mac? A better user interface? Better graphics processor? Faster CPU? Really try to pin them down,” Posen writes.
“Then, when you’ve collected the answers, ask why a system that has these advantages isn’t suitable for corporate use. Then watch the squirming and justifications begin,” Posen writes. “Then, when all is said and done, and the salesperson has done their song and dance act of justification (you’ll know they’re clutching at straws when they cite ‘price‘ and ‘upgradibility,’ neither of which can be sustained as a differentiator in 2006), ask if the current Macs can also run Windows, including Vista.”
“Then prepare to watch cognitive dissonance in action,” Posen writes.
Posen writes., “You see, one of these days, not far away, Steve Jobs will know he has succeeded in his efforts to make the Mac a sensible choice for all kinds of IT use, when you walk into a computer store, and overhear the salesperson say: ‘You want a Windows PC? Are you sure? You know they’re only good for running games. The rest of the time you don’t want to trust them with your mission critical applications and data.’“
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “vitaboy” for the heads up.]
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