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Ford or Chevy?

Which is better

  • a Mac or a PC?
  • GoogleDoc or Office 365?
  • iOS or Android?
  • Skype or Gmail video?
  • Delicious or Diigo?
  • Dropbox or Drive?
  • PowerPoint or Keynote?
  • BYOD or 1:1?

Anybody else every get a little weary of the debates surrounding these competitive products, services and programs?

Especially when the primary focus is on personal preference. Based on limited experience with both options. Without reference to educational objectives and realities.

When I was a little boy growing up on the prairie, playground conversations often revolved around whether Fords or Chevys were the best cars. Your side was pretty much always determined by what brand car your father drove.

Has the level of debate improved? I wonder.

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Reader Comments (2)

Same old same old. Bezos made a great comment at the Kindle press conference a few weeks back. He said something to the effect that gadgets don't matter anymore, services do.

September 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Thorn

Hey J,

Thanks for the comment.

Reading and doing a blog post on the revised Zombie book is still on my list. Swamped with beginning of school and lots of workshops - including ones in the Philippines next weekend. Yea, excuses, excuses.


September 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

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