Re: Software for Biblical Studies

Mark B. O'Brien (
Fri, 29 Nov 1996 17:02:04 EST

On Thu, 28 Nov 1996 14:29:00 +0400 (Carlton
Winbery) writes:
>Mark O'Brien wrote;
>>I'm still trying to digest why anybody would spend their time making
>>Mac version of this software better than the Windows version, given
>>the vast majority of PC users don't use Macs!! Besides anything
>else, it
>>just doesn't seem to make good business sense. I'm still waiting for
>>Windows version to catch up before I make the investment.
>I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would use a DOS machine when
>was doing things on a Mac in 1984 that are still more difficult to do
>on windows. (I switched for a while.)

Well, if you have a rich uncle who can afford to buy you a Mac (and pay
the exorbitant maintenance costs when anything goes wrong with the
thing), and are prepared to put up with the limitations on software
availability (Accordance notwithstanding), and also possess an
indefatigable optimism with regard to the continued existence of Apple,
then I guess the Mac isn't so bad!! <G> (Of course, I also speak as an
Australian, for whom anything carrying the little half-chewed apple
symbol costs an extra arm and a leg...)



Mark O'Brien
"Short-timer", Dallas Theological Seminary
Adjunct Professor, Dallas Christian College
"If it's not on the GRE, can it be real?" -- Ken Litwak