Hey, Mac, spare a PC? (was Re: Possible solution to job)

Subject: Hey, Mac, spare a PC? (was Re: Possible solution to job)
From: Matt Hicks <matt -at- UNIDATA -dot- UCAR -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 1994 09:23:53 -0600

On Thu, 8 Sep 1994, someone wrote:

> Imagine my frustration then when an interviewer says "You don't know MAC?
> Well, I'm sorry, but . . . " I thought MAC was supposed to be easy, so
> what's the hang up?

How to irritate Mac users in one easy step. It's not "MAC"; it's not an
acronym or an initialism. It's "Mac", short for "Macintosh". It's also
generally referred to as "the Mac" by users, perhaps because Apple has
never licensed anyone else to use the operating system. As for the Mac
being easy to use, yes, the operating system and interface are very easy to
work with, but that doesn't mean that a Mac application can't have very
complex features. A chess board and pieces are fairly easy to learn to use,
but I doubt anyone would suggest that playing chess is easy.

Matt Hicks, Tech. Writer, Unidata * Time is the brass ring in the
Boulder, CO, (303)497-8676, ******* nose of the proletariat.
matt -at- unidata -dot- ucar -dot- edu ************* -unknown

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