OK I admit it. I’m really late to the party. Everyone who IS anyone uses a Mac. When Lawrence Lessig gave one of his mind-blowing presentations at the Harvard Law School last week (CC now stands for both “Creative Commons AND “Change Congress”), he used a Mac. In fact, just about everyone I admire uses a Mac. I’m beginning to feel like the odd woman out at any geek gathering or any customer experience confab. What am I still doing with a PC in 2008? It’s past time to get out of the PC/Windows stranglehold and into the sexier and more satisfying world of Mac and Linux. My catalyst: a Dell notebook that’s on its last legs, an expired support contract, and absolutely no desire to move to Vista. Of course, I’m not alone. Everyone who has a reason to trade in their current computer is going thru a similar thought process. The majority of people whose computers need to be replaced or upgraded in 2008 are stampeding to Apple. Walt Mossberg’s recent PC Buyers’ Guide was the final imprimatur that people like my stingy neighbor needed. “It’s not really more expensive,” he opined, after reading Walt’s column, last week, “and I already have an iPod.” Watch out Microsoft, Dell and HP—the trickle is about to turn into a flood!