Creative Mac user
I think having a Mac doesn't mean you're creative, but maybe that you have a taste for good design (besides other things)...
Captain: I'm gonna cry my eyes out!
(not sure how that sounds for English-speaking people though...)
Home: iMac G5 17'', 1.8 Ghz, 768 MB Ram, Superdrive, OSX 10.4.6
Work: Power Mac G5 Dual 2 GHz, 1,5 GB Ram, OSX 10.4.6
Power Mac G4 733 MHz, 1GB Ram, OSX 10.3.9
iPod 5G 30GB White
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I have come before you, O Son of Nut, O Prince of Eternity!
I am a follower of Djehuty, rejoicing in all that he has done: he brought the sweet air for your nose,
life and vigour to gladden your face and the North Wind that comes from Atum for your nostrils.
I'd say that it's a lot harder to be a "geek" in OS X, because, well, everything is so easy to do. If you're going into terminal a lot, do all your own hardware installations, or dig into less-known/used system features, you're probably a geek. Partially, at least. If you have some form of linux installed on your mac, well, you're pretty geek
Power to Burn.
At speeds of up to 733MHz,
The most powerful Mac in history
burns CDs, burns DVDs, and
- apple website, oct 4, 1999. advertisement for the powermac g4
Terminal is pretty geeky. So is X11. So is running Unix on your machine instead of os x.
If I had to pick one (as I said before, I'd choose "both" if it were an option here), I guess I'd have to say creative. If I weren't a geek, I'd still be using Macs. Heck, I wasn't a geek until a year or two after I started using Macs. But if I weren't creative, I'd probably be using Linux instead. (Which is not to imply that Linux users are not creative, just for the record.)
Then again, there are many kinds of geeks. You might say that I'm just a graphics/interface/writing geek, and not really creative in any of those fields. You could also say that geeks are generally the some of the most creative people in the world. The line is blurry, but I've chosen! Geek! Wait, I mean creative! I think. Bah!
Mac Mini 1.83GHz 2GB 10.7.5
Macbook Pro 2.53GHz 4GB 10.8.2
"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there." L. P. Hartley, British novelist 1895 – 1972
Dual 1.8GHz G5 2GB, 1TB, Radeon 9600XT 128MB, 10.5
20" Apple Cinema Display + Dell 2005FPW 20" dual-head
iBook G3 700MHz 640MB, 40GB, Rage128 16MB, 10.4, dying battery
hopelessly-outdated web site with some ancient software I wrote (the only OS X program is a seriously half-baked port from OS 9; it runs great on System 7, though ). One of these days I will update Digest Viewer, at least, and make a less-gimicky web site with a bunch of new programs I've made...but I've been saying that for years now. The only things I've publicly released recently are little niche programs like KGS Accountant (better name pending), which is only remotely interesting for users of KGS.