25 September 2009
this morning, m21 was perusing one of the non-design blogs he frequents (he won't say which blog, as given the current rancorous political climate it might cause heads to explode, and we are a design blog, not a head-exploding blog), and said blog had an interesting post on how mac usage on their blog had exploded almost 50% in the past two 1/2 years, from 20% to 29%
it inspired m21 to do some checking on his own stats, and yup- people are switching over to macs alright. last summer, we had about 29% mac users, and this summer it's up to 36%. we knew we'd skew higher then the average population because we are a design blog, and macs are, well, more designer-y...
admittedly, m21's non-scientific sampling ain't to be taken seriously- with our readership, just one of you making the switch could make the numbers jump! ;-) still, it took us aback a bit- over a third of our readers? we never imagined it would be that high, given the stats of overall computer sales say mac users comprise about 10% of the market. (fyi- our iphone readership was almost zero a year ago and is now a little over 1%).
we love macs, and basically, it's all we've ever known, computer-wise. to our highly refined and sublimly tasteful aesthetic *sniff, sniff* ;-) the windows operating system is just looks kinda clunky, and visually unappealing, so we couldn't ever imagine changing on aesthetics alone (we're taking interface, not machine- there are some groovy looking PC's out there). we've sacrificed learning autoCAD because of our mac addiction- admittedly a bit of a drawback in the interiors field- but other then that, m21 loves his mac. a lot. (though he desperately needs a new, shiny, faster one- but isn't that the case with ALL technology)?
what say y'all? are you mac or a PC? and why, or why not?
ps: autodesk, maker of autoCAD, why the heck are you not cross platform? architect and designers like moi, lurve their macs, and we *are* your market- seems to me, you are missing the boat on this one. big time.
Posted by christian may at 9/25/2009