Debate Of The Week: PC Or Mac?

Debate Of The Week: PC Or Mac?


Last Saturday, some of you may remember we launched our new ‘Weekend Fun’ segment – Debate of the Week (Or DOTW, for short). Each week, we’ll ask you a different thought-provoking, controversial, (or sheer crazy), question with two possible answers.

There’s no correct answer. It’s your opinion.

Last week’s question was all about the state of the mobile industry today — and two of its biggest players: Apple and Samsung. The two have been at loggerheads with each other for the last 2-3 years or more.

The litigation between the two largely revolves around claims that each of the companies have been infringing on each other’s software and hardware patents. In a major win for Apple in August, Samsung was found to have “willfuly” infringed on Apple’s patents relating to the iPhone, with a U.S court ruling the Korean company owed $1.05 Billion to Apple in damages.


Results: Apple (91%) Or Samsung (9%)


This Week

This week’s question has been raging on for the last decade (at least), and has ultimately divided the technology industry for the last twelve. It’s the question which also sparked a long-running (and successful) “Get a Mac” ad campaign, which Apple ran from 2006 to 2009.

Created by TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Apple’s contracted advertising agency at the time, the campaign personified the idea of a “Mac” and a “PC” using American actor, Justin Long, as the former — and author and humorist, John Hodgman, as the latter.

The question?


PC or Mac

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