First question. Are you an Apple or a PC, which do you prefer? Now see if you fit the stereotype.
Remember those Apple ads that cast the Mac as a 20-something, self-satisfied hipster while the PC was portrayed by an older, square-looking guy in a brown suit?
Well, those characterizations appear to have some truth to them.
When I lived in Massachusetts I met man named Terry who was to become a friend for many years. Terry was a pilot for Eastern Airlines. He also owned an electronics store. After introducing myself, I told him I needed to replace my computer, and I needed advice. Thirty minutes later I walked out with a new Mac Plus that trashed my budget for the next couple years.