Putting The Whole Mac/PC Debate Into Perspective

The great webcomic xkcd has another brilliant comic up today:

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Photo: xkcd

This is right: for all the competition between Google and Apple, Google, and the web more generally, has been the biggest unspoken blessing for Apple’s Mac business. The moment we decided to switch to a Mac was when we realised the only program we had open 24/7 was our browser and we do all our word processing and email there.

It also suggests that it’s a bit early to write off chromebooks completely.

It also shows the limits of network effects, in this case Microsoft’s software dominance. 

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