A conversation between the church sofa lads in a pub can very easily be plotted out.
We start about beer, move onto computers, then move onto something churchy. Sometimes something goes wrong and the lines get blurred . In this one case we ended up comparing churches to PC’s in the style of these old adverts:
So what signs does a church show, if it looks like a PC?
My Word! You’re a practical bunch aren’t you!
Nicely accepting as well anyone can join in.
Shame you lot accept any passing colds and other viruses as well…
You’re honest. You accept your failings.
If someone wants to bring their friend along… the chances are their friend is going to fit in easier with you than the Mac down the road…
Teaching over style?
You try and start on time, but it takes a while to get started.
Remember that time everything was going really well, smoothly, in the flow, then it… all goes blue!
Simple questions all the time. For Example “Are you sure you want to pray? Yes or No”
When a service goes wrong, you need to stop, close all the church windows, then start the service again.
If you ever anything like me, it doesn’t matter how interesting a speaker is, sometimes your mind does wonder during a presentation. Or you may have a moment or two of downtime between parts of the day.
If this happens to you – try these games. Please note you dont have to be at a Christian Media conference for many of these games to actually work.
Try and work out the percentage of Mac to Windows laptops in any given room.
Congratulate anyone using a Linux operating system.
Compare avatars to actual faces. Does anyone really look like their avatar?
Do those premier signs still have photos of various cathedrals on them? If so try and work out which city each one is found in.
Spot if anyone is sulking because they didn’t get a wifi slot.
Tell @DigitalNun that she is by far the coolest nun you’ve come across.
Encourage the conference presenter to organise a Mexican wave in the main lecture hall – via The Twitterfall
How many vicars are there in the room? / How many vicars are there in disguise?
Play hunt the person you want to meet up with, via clues on Twitter. Love the fact he greats you like an old friend.
Count the amount of gadgets.
For the record – these games were made up on the train journey home, not during any presentations!!!
*The Church Sofa team are not responsible for any odd looks or people questioning your sanity if you do try any of the above out.
I’d like to say that quite clearly the two of us sat on the church sofa are not biased in anyway. At a lot times we’re complete opposites in opinion for example I clearly love chairs in church whilst the other Andy clearly loves pews* and this time is no different. You see I’m a Mac and the other misguided member of the church sofa team is a PC. So here’s a number reasons why Macs are better than PC’s.
1. My Mac still works
2. Macs do what you want them to with out much effort (i.e. connect to a wifi internet connection and you can use the internet, no fiddling round with IP addresses)
3. Macs are sexy
4. Macs are ready to go out the box – everything is already there install a few extra applications you want and you’re set
5. My Mac still works
6. You only need anti virus so that you don’t pass on PC viruses to PC users, the just don’t do anything to Mac at the moment
7. Loads up quickly – turn a mac on and it asks for your password, turn a PC on you go and make a cup of tea and then wait for it finish
And did I mention my Mac still works?
I’m sure there will be an appropriate Why PCs are better post soon, well as soon as the other Andy fixes his PC/buys a Mac.
If you can think of any other reasons please post them below.
*to be honest I can’t really remember which way round the chair and pew thing was anymore.
**Please note this post is made in jest and is not a definitive guide on why Macs are better than PC’s and The Church Sofa still remain entirely unbiased on this issue.