Columnist David Coursey recommends no fewer than five Apple products in his
latest column. In fact the column, entitled “Why You Should Buy an Apple This Christmas,” is, in the writer’s words, “a blatant attempt to get you into an Apple Store and convince you to maybe even buy something while you’re there.”
If you’re going to buy something, Coursey recommends the 17-inch iMac, a 17-inch Apple flat panel (if you need a display), the iBook, the iPod, and Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar. The columnist says that, in the course of writing a how-to book for people switching from Windows to Mac (which should be published early next year), he’s found that most new Mac customers aren’t “switchers” but “adders.” In other words, they’re folks who add a Mac to their lives but still have a Windows machines. “Adders” join the Mac ranks because they’re tired of fighting with their computers on a regular basis, are lured by Apple’s line of “i-apps,” or find it easier to be creative on the Mac, Coursey says.
“All of these are valid reasons and if any of them resound with you, I urge you to consider a Mac as a new computer in your home this holiday or perhaps as a first computer for someone you know who still doesn’t have one,” he adds.