"The Macintosh is more than a computer, it’s a way of life. This
book is about what it is to be a Macintosh person. It gives insight
into the greatest love and loyalties of any product of our era."
–Steve Wozniak, Apple Cofounder — All Hail the Great and Mighty Woz!
The Lutheran blogosphere can be a rough and tumble place. Debates break out. Comments are tossed about. Lively and stimulating discussion
has been taking place here and there recently over all manner of
interesting topics such as: justification, sanctification, sacraments,
Scripture, Eastern Orthodoxy, worship, church politics, vocation and
dozens of other topics. Fairly important, I’d say. But…Petersen at Cyberstones has really gone and done it.
He has dared to raise the issue of Macintosh v. Windows v. Linux v. whatever else is out there.
He has dared to hint that perhaps Macintosh is not the most wonderful,
perfect and truly Lutheran computer on the planet. Now this is truly
something worth talking about! What is Petersen’s problem? Doesn’t the
poor man know that the introduction of Macintosh to Planet Earth is
every bit as important as First Contact? What is that you say? You say
you don’t know what "First Contact" is? Good grief, do you people know
Excursus: First Contact — for those who don’t know the future of our world
First Contact took place on the evening of April 5, 2063, when a Vulcan
survey ship, the T’Plana-Hath, having detected the warp signature of
the Phoenix, touched down in Bozeman, central Montana, where they met
with the Phoenix’s designer and pilot, Zefram Cochrane. This event is
generally referred to as the defining moment in human history,
eventually paving the way for a unified world government and, later,
the United Federation of Planets.
The First One Sent to Earth
Macintosh users of the Lutheran blogosphere, loyal members of the Cult of Macintosh,
I call on you to rise up and make known your devotion to the Macintosh.
Prepare to repel boarders. Stop the barbarians at the gate. Apple
expects every man to do his duty. For the love of Macintosh, to arms!
To arms! Oh, the humanity! Post a comment at Petersen’s site. As I read
the sad comments disparaging our beloved Macintosh, the words of Marc Antony in Shakespeare‘s Julius Caesar came to mind.
O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
Thou art the ruins of the noblest man
That ever lived in the tide of times.
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood!
Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,-
Which, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips,
To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue-
A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy ;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.
[P.S. If you see little or no humor in this, you are obviously a PC/Windows person].