Ok, so there are myriad ways Google and Microsoft can be compared. For now, stay with me.
Joel Spolsky paid a visit to both campuses and reported in INC. Magazine. He points out that Wi-Fi service is available at both places. At Google, it is free, and available everywhere. At Microsoft it is free, but you have to register with a plethora of personal information, in return for which you receive a temporary password.
Spolsky summarizes the difference this way:
I found it interesting that someone at Microsoft thought that it was important to control how guests use the Wi-Fi network and created a whole complicated system of registration and a nice four-color brochure, while the person with the same job at Google just decided to make the Wi-Fi free and open. Presumably that person at Microsoft was very convinced that all kinds of chaos would ensue if guests just willy-nilly connected their laptop computers to the Internet. And yet Google proves that no such mayhem actually occurs.
I couldn’t help but think about how user-friendly or visitor-friendly some churches are, and some churches aren’t.
If access to the gospel were Wi-Fi, would your church be more like Google or Microsoft?