There is a lot to learn from this little spat...
Microsoft's vice president of communications, Frank Shaw, seems less than impressed with Apples announcements Tuesday this week... you can read a summary here. He says that Apples products are not good in a work environment, but are essentially expensive products that allow you to waste time.
On the other hand... This is Apple's 2 min commercial for the new range of iPads.
This video (in case you skipped it) shows many different ways people play... and work. Watch, and imagine trying to do these things with an actually computer! The scenes have obviously been chosen very carefully.
I could argue over who's right, and who's wrong in the tablet/PC world. But that, like Shaw, would be a classic exercise in missing the point. People simply do not work the way they used to. And this is why Microsoft is struggling. They are trying to make new products for a world that no longer exists on the scale they are used to selling to. Yes, there are still people working while sitting at a desk, doing particular desk tasks, but the world changes, and now there are such a variety of people using iPads and technology in a million different working environments. And before we get to carried away saying Apple innovates better than anyone else, and is out there changing the world... let's realize they are not. They are simply, to borrow a well worn Gretzky phrase, "simply run to where the puck is going to be" while Microsoft are are back in the other half of the rink complaining to the ref.
But why share this here? Because this whining is what I hear from a lot of church folk. There are old empty churches saying that church ought to be this way, and that a real church would do this and not that. All the while peering jealously over the fence at the churches that are attracting a crowd. The world is changing. And this new generation needs to see the gospel being lived - not just taught.
So before you complain, or try and prove how your way is right... check your life, and live what you believe. You'll have a blast, be relevant, and never ever have to sacrifice any "productivity", or theology.
Peace and blessings to your journey.