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Thu 23 Nov 2006

Google evangelist, Firefox and Mac

Category : mac and the internet

At yesterday's session with the Cap@Apple crowd, who were really a mainstream pc-using audience, I behaved pretty much like a Google evangelist. Which was enough to prompt Ladybug to send me this:s

Those damm cats. Hmmph..I'm not that bad, but certainly Google was the star of the show!

With a mainstream pc/Internet Explorer-using crowd, the list of priorities to get them on board with the 21st century are:

  1. Firefox et al. (includes search)
  2. GMail et al., Google Docs & Spreadsheets
  3. Other Web 2.0 tools like Flickr,, etc.
  4. Blogs et al.
  5. Macintosh.

I usually only get as far as topic 2 - if they are on to Firefox and GMail, I'd have made a significant difference. The rest I can live with mentioning in passing for the savvy ones to explore. These are users who will use what the office provides. And with teachers on myedumail 2.0, GMail alone is a revelation!

Mac evangelism is subtle - I do acknowledge life is much easier for men and attack obvious myths:

  1. Open a file in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Entourage.
  2. Show them the online price of an iMac and Mac Book.

The iLife demo bit is for a salesman, not me. I have knowledgeable friends in shops that I point interested individuals to.

Well, one more session today.

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