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Subject:Re: Be a Macway EvangeList From:Tony Rocco <tony_rocco -at- NAVIS -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 15 Aug 1996 16:03:24 U
RE>>Be a Macway EvangeList 8/15/96
Thus far, the tide seems to be flowing 4 to 1 against my post. I am
surprised. Aren't there any Macaddicts out there who will come to my defense?
Is using a Mac really "just a tool," as interchangeable with another computer
as a different brand of screwdriver.
That is a souless attitude, if you ask me.
Date: 8/15/96 15:59
To: Tony Rocco
From: David Jones/KSBEISD
>I would like to know how others on the list feel. Was my post useless and
irrelevant or did you think it appropriate? Thanks.<
Useless: Not because I have anything against Macs (used one for several years
with great enjoyment) but because I work as a tech writer, not a Mac
Irrelevant: All computers, regardless of platform, are simply tools, like
screwdrivers. "Evangelizing" for a particular form of screwdriver does not
enable me to do my work any better.
David Jones, Technical Writer
David_Jones/KSBEISD -dot- KSBEISD -at- Datahub -dot- com
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