Before anything else, I’d like to introduce myself: I’m Lorraine Nepomuceno, a web designer and rabid Apple fan-girl. When I’m not blogging about web design or creating dream configurations of Mac Pros at the Apple store, I run a little online bakeshop, spend time with my husband, and try, mostly in vain, to keep our three dogs off the furniture. I’m very glad to be posting here at the Apple Gazette.
Kevin’s recent post on Defending the Mac got me thinking. As he pointed out, with nearly everyone owning an iPod or iPhone these days, one no longer feels the need for the type of Apple evangelism we practiced in the past. But although articles like this announce that Windows is steadily losing market share, the same article states that:
…at the pace of the last 24 months, Windows would retain a majority share for another 27 years.
Yes, you read right: 27 years.
No, Virginia- Apple evangelism must not die. Here, some quick tips to help you along the way:
- Keep in mind that the more family and friends you get to switch, the less PCs you’ll be asked to fix. Talk about motivation!
- Remember that as an Apple evangelist, you’ll always have beauty in your corner. Unboxing never looked so good.
- Take refuge in the fact that no PC will ever have iPhoto, iTunes, GarageBand, iMovie or iDVD right out of the box.
- Trying to switch a teenage girl? Show her Photobooth. Preferably when her friends are around.
- If all else fails, cite Bootcamp.
What are your favorite tips for Apple evangelism?