Here’s a post that’s sure to be controversial. Not only am I bringing up religion, I’m comparing Macs and PCs.
I heard someone refer to an article saying Macs are Catholic and PCs are Protestant. I haven’t seen the article in question, so I can only imagine what the analogy it had in mind. I doubt that Catholics are more likely to buy Macs than Protestants are, though I suppose that’s possible. I imagine the analogy has to do with centralized authority. There is one vendor for Mac hardware and untold numbers of vendors for PC hardware. Also, Steve Jobs makes a more plausible Pope-figure than Bill Gates.
The analogy may also have to do with taste. Although I am a Protestant, I’m willing to concede that Catholic churches seem to have better taste in architecture and music. And although I am a PC user, I’ll admit that Apple generally has better taste than Microsoft.
Update: See link to an article by Umberto Eco that Sandra kindly provided in the comments.