For all the tablets, smart phones, touch screens and other technological marvels that infiltrate our daily lives, personal computing still comes down to one simple question:
Are you Mac … or PC?
Apple and Microsoft remain the industry titans, and each has upgrades to its main operating system on the brink of release. Windows 8 is slated for debut this fall, Microsoft recently announced. Meanwhile, Apple just this week launched Mountain Lion, the $20 upgrade to its own operating system.
But the question has moved beyond a person’s preferred navigation of technology and now lives firmly in our popular culture. A series of Apple-produced TVs ads, co-starring Justin Long, started it. Microsoft responded with its own spots, proudly proclaiming, “I’m a PC.” The Pantsless Knights turned the question into a rap song and video, while the Onion delights in skewering the Macintosh culture.
So what about you? Are you Mac … or PC? (Full disclosure: Patchers use Macs on the job.) Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments.