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IBM vs Mac (sigh, one more thought)

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Mark Larson (mlarson)
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 22:35:27 -0600


I don't know if this advances the discussion or not, but here goes. I'd
recommend getting whatever will get you more bang for the buck. I am a
diehard Mac user since 1987 and the first 128K Mac. I love the platform
for its ease of use and graphic capabilities.
However, I've taught a computer graphic class for two years in an IBM lab
because its a LAB of 24 machines in the computer science department. So I
crossed the line for politics but mainly for my students to give them the
benefits of a network and total access to the machines. The bonus is that
when problems occur (funny, the same things that pop up on Macs ---Freezes,
corrupt print drivers, etc.) the school MIS guy gets to fix it, not me!
Plus the computer science department is now buying software, graphics
tablets, digital cameras and scanners that used to come out of the art
department budget.
I'm still a Mac lover and will always be one, but if just playing along
with "the boys" pays off this well, I guess I'll put up with a little more
cumbersome interface and enjoy having my kids "educating" the computer
science department on the value and power of the visual arts!

Mark Larson, Art Teacher
Lincoln High School
1801 16th Street So.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
School: 715.423.1520
e-mail: mlarson


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