I think, J4, the Buddha was too busy dealing with Devadatta and his followers who wanted to turn the sangha into vegetarians to give the question you posed the attention that it so richly deserves. Not even Ananda was willing to interrupt the Buddha to pose the question on our behalf - so many centuries later aching for that knowledge in the beginning of the second sasana. We'll never know whether the Buddha prefered a Mac to a PC - just like we'll never know whether he would prefer corn flakes to coco-pops, or coke to pepsi (or for that matter one of the lite or diet varieties of such non-alcoholic beverages), or whether the Buddha preferred to drink his morning coffee from a porcelain cup than a styrofoam mug.
These ponderous questions, I say to you, are endless.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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