Question #29

Today’s second-to-last CoAnQuMo is going to be brief because I have a whopping head cold and my ability to hold thoughts together is a bit weak right now. But I will do my best!

Here’s Question #29: Mac or Windows?

I am presuming that the inquirer wants to know whether I use a Mac or Windows computer and perhaps which I prefer.

First, before you scroll down, I want you to guess.  (Imagine the “Jeopardy” music playing in the background for a few seconds.)

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My answer is the tried and true Macintosh. I’ve been a Mac user since the late 90s and fell in love with the easy-to-use, fits-the-way-my-brain-works interface right away. My decision to “go Mac” was also influenced by my need to use graphics programs like Quark, Photoshop, and the like, and Macs just handle those programs mo’ betta. I don’t dislike Windows machines so much as I just rarely use them anymore.


I’m trying to think of how to deepen my answer to this question in a way that might be meaningful and insightful. Hmmm…

Perhaps I should take a silly online Mac or PC personality test (and you can, too)!

Here’s one in which the questions are false dichotomies, but my result was indeed Mac.

Here’s another one in which the questions drew upon demographic stereotypes, and my result was also Mac.

What are your results when you take these quizes?

I’m not sure I’ve deepened the Mac-Windows discussion one bit, but at least now you all know I’m a Mac Maven. I’m not sure how this enriches your life, but perhaps you can find some meaning I am not seeing.

For now, I am heading to bed to nurse this cold. I may take my laptop with me to keep me warm.






About Courtney Putnam

I first came to healing work through art and writing. Creating collage art and poetry in particular allowed me to deeply understand the benefit of self-expression in the healing process. But, I also began to see the benefit of bodywork (manual work in the form of massage and energywork in the form of Reiki) as keys to unlocking the emotional stresses we hold in our bodies. I became a Reiki practitioner in 2002, received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2003, received my massage license in the spring of 2006, and became a Reiki Master in 2010. In my practice I bring together these three areas -- the body, the mind, and the spirit (or energy body) -- so others may experience profound and positive change in their lives.
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