Creativity and innovation go hand in hand with a Mac. At the recent forum in Sydney with Will Richardson, it was clear to see that all the innovators there were fused to a Mac for creating their message and actualizing their inspiration. In fact, it got so people actually apologized for having a PC 🙂
Mac in front belongs to Chris Betcher (who’s taking the pic), next up, myself, Will Richardson and Westley Field, and in the background is Dean Groom.
Tells a story doesn’t it…bloggers, innovators, champions of change, creators of 21st century learning. Using a MAC of course!
Hello !!! 🙂
My name is Piter Kokoniz. oOnly want to tell, that I’v found your blog very interesting
And want to ask you: will you continue to post in this blog in future?
Sorry for my bad english:)
Your Piter Kokoniz, from Latvia
It is easy to get caught up in the whole Mac vs PC debate … but really they are all just tools. The important aspect is the way we use computers to tap into, accelerate and transform our creativity.
Operating systems like Ubuntu remove one barrier to entry — cost, but encounter other challenges like usability. Yet every release seems to get better … at some point it will be a real competitor to the widespread use of Windows and to OSX. When that happens (and when there are an abundance of applications), it won’t matter what hardware you use — it will be all about how you use, what you produce and who you connect to. That link between value and creativity is the exciting part, to me at least.
Michael, I think you are right! Open source is definitely getting stronger in the technology and education field. I haven’t had any experience with linux or Ubuntu (you new friend) but I am certainly convinced that anyone who insists on a PC only environment for everything is exhibiting an attitude and solution that will become as outdated in field of technology as steam did in the field of travel! OLPC and EEEPCs are also driving the change!
A simple yet very fascinating post, especially given what I’ve been up to this weekend!
For a long time now, I’ve regarded the mac as a synonym for the creative process. Mine has been in for repair for over a week now, and I’ve had to struggle with music-making on a PC, which sputters along with driver compatibility problems, audio latency, midi-keyboard issues and a heavily technical headspace needed most of the time. It’s little wonder that musicians flock to macs when they just WORK – leaving all the creative energy to be focussed on the music itself.
BUT – I have another question come to mind from reading your blog. All weekend, I’ve been getting to know a very new friend – “Ubuntu” – which I installed on a 30GB partition of my PC after nearly tearing my hair out trying to get vista to behave properly.
What I’m now wondering is whether the entirely open source environment that Linux offers will, in time, rival the emphasis on creativity that macs have prized for so long? After 48 hours of using all these incredible free tools and applications in Linux – and with Linux being pushed towards new horizons with the OLPC initiative in the developing world, it wouldn’t surprise me if we see a new player in the web 2.0 education arena.
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: P to you both!
Or what about this one?
Love it. 🙂
I read a survey once that said educators who use a Mac were significantly more likely to teach using constructivist ideals than Windows users.
They certainly have more taste.