Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Katerina and I were riding an elevator on our way home after spending the day at her co-working space.

“Hey, weren’t you the one wearing a Microsoft hoodie and using a Mac upstairs?“ asked a guy that was on the elevator with us.

“Yeah… I was.” I kind of knew what was coming and looking forward to it.

“Well, is that you know, allowed?”

“Sure! At least in some groups. More people than you might expect use Macs at Microsoft. A lot of people in my group have one.“

“But you have to have Windows on it, don’t you?”

“Nope.“ He was confused by that, so I continued. “I do have a Surface laptop which I use for all the things I need Windows for. But I’m in the Azure group, and most of what I do is work with Unix.”

“But,” he said, just not quite processing, “isn’t that kind of weird?”

Yeah, but in a good way. I didn’t have time; otherwise, I would have remembered to mention that some people in my group use straight up Linux, and others even use Chromebooks and have PlayStations hooked up to their televisions.