Intense Debate: PC or Mac
More and more of my clients, business associates, friends, and family members have shifted over to Mac from PC, leaving a trail of desktops and laptops in their dust to be recycled. As I pull my hair out over the fact that my hard drive is full with program data, I’m contemplating the move to Mac.
My lifeblood is my computer. I got to thinking the other day about how my professional wouldn’t be possible without electricity. No computer, no internet, no income. If you’re a pastor or worship leader, technically, you could still preach, still sing, still lead people to Christ. You just wouldn’t be able to Tweet about it!
However, it would be much harder to connect with your congregation without the internet, awesome web-based church management solutions, the ability to take online donations and registrations for events, and so much more.
So back to my dilemma: PC or Mac? It seems almost like making the switch from Republican to Democrat, meat-eater to vegan (I tried this once, it didn’t take), single person to married . . . okay, maybe I’m being overly dramatic.
I’m concerned about moving away from Outlook for email, Word for documents, Excel for spreadsheets. I really do love these programs and I know how to use them efficiently and have for my entire career. I’m wondering if I can be as productive using the Mac applications, and how much it will slow me down to move over initially.
How about for your ministry? What does your church use? I’d love to hear your feedback if you’ve switched from PC to Mac to help me along in this journey. There might also be a few readers contemplating the same switch.