Mac or PC? – Computerphile

Over Computerphile’s first year, we asked each contributor the question: “Mac or PC?” as part of our sound-check. Here are the answers…

nb – we know that PC is defined as Personal Computer, and that to be pedantic, a Mac ‘is’ a PC, but in general, ‘PC’ is the way people refer to a machine running Linux or Windows.

Differences between Macs and PCs:
How NOT to Store Passwords!:
Elegant Compression in Text (LZ):
Typesetters in the ’80’s:
Little Mac with the Big Bite:

In Order of Appearance:

Dr Steven Bagley – University of Nottingham
John Chapman – Graphics Programmer
Professor Steve Benford – University of Nottingham
Spencer Owen – Nottingham Hackspace
Professor Derek McAuley – University of Nottingham
Paula Besson – Nottingham University Hacking Society
Matt Lloyd – Ciseco, Nottingham
Michael Erskine – Nottingham Hackspace
Dr. Taha Osman – Nottingham Trent University
James Hayward – Nottingham Hackspace
Professor Tom Rodden – University of Nottingham
Ian Livingstone – Life President of Eidos
Laurence Day – University of Nottingham
Tom Scott – @tomscott
Dr. Richard Mortier – University of Nottingham
Professor Luciano Floridi – Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, Oxford Internet Institute
Alex Pinkney – University of Nottingham
Joe Nash – University of Nottingham
Professor David Brailsford – University of Nottingham
Professor David Brown – Nottingham Trent University
Dr. Thorsten Altenkirch – University of Nottingham

This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham:

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