Folks I am so proud of Katie Cotton (photo) right now. Please go read the wonderful BusinessWeek cover story she just wrote about how our computers are totally winning over corporate customers. Yes, the story carries the byline of someone named Peter Burrows. But it’s pretty much word-for-word the same draft that Katie sent to them. They even used her title: “The Mac in the Gray Flannel Suit.” Mentions Juniper Networks, Google, IBM, Cisco. Mentions how iPhone is pulling us into corporate shops, and how Vista’s frigtardedness has created an opportunity for us and how even if you want Windows you can have it on a Mac now and it’s no big deal and we even run Intel processors and all the kids coming out of college today want Macs, not Windows. Mentions how the one thing working against us is that corporate IT guys are lazy fuckers who don’t want to support a new machine because they’re trying to do as little as possible and they don’t give a shit about what end users want. “Their job is not to be paged.” Oh really? Just wait till your CEO reads that, you IT morons.
Anyway, great work, Katie. We’re all really proud of you. And much love, BusinessWeek. Namaste. I honor the place where my PR message and your print columns become one.
UPDATE: FWIW we’re supposedly about to get a big order from Salesforce.com which is dumping Windows for Macs. See this randon blog post based on an anonymous source. I know what you’re wondering and yes, Katie wrote this one too.