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Poll Vault: Are you a Mac or a PC?

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Welcome to the Poll Vault, a new weekly survey on

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' memorial service was held this week. My husband and I are such Mac devotees, Apple got a plug in our wedding vows.

Which leads to this week's poll: Are you a Mac or a PC? And why?

Before you answer, some ground rules: Above all, the poll should be fun.

It's OK to disagree -- really, isn't the marketplace of ideas what makes this country great? -- but you must be respectful of each other.

All the terms of service for apply, and for this survey I'm going to add another taboo category: It's what I like to call "aggravated meanery."

Please do not post a comment that revels in someone else's misfortune.

Don't post anything that would cause another person pain or embarrassment.

If it's in poor taste, it's getting deleted.

A little history: This online feature is a descendant of the Quick E-poll, a daily survey I started years ago for the night copy desk at the Daily Herald. Every day at 4 p.m., I'd send out a question over email, and my colleagues would reply to me with their answers. At the end of the night, I'd compile all the responses and send them back out to the group.

Question topics were as varied as "What's your favorite Pop-Tart flavor?" and "Explain the meaning of life in 25 words or fewer."

Designed as a way to build department morale, the Quick E-poll turned out to be immensely popular and eventually spread to reporters and editors. Everyone, it seems, had an opinion.

And, now, the E-poll has become the Poll Vault at

I look forward to reading your answers.

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