In a column written for Cnet.com, Charles Cooper writes that many people doubtless refuse to buy a Mac because they don’t want to give up certain applications that are PC only. However, while it’s all well and good to be a member of a “self-styled elite,” Steve Jobs couldn’t possibly be happy with Mac occupying only 2.3 percent of the U.S. PC market last year. Apple took matters into its own hands last week by introducing “Boot Camp,” a utility that lets users of Intel-powered Macs run Windows XP. Cooper writes that on the surface, it’s a “can’t-lose proposition. But, dare I say it aloud? Boot Camp is a gimmick, a smart gimmick, but a gimmick nonetheless.” Cooper believes that Boot Camp functions as a “security blanket” for PC users, and that Apple removed the lingering barriers holding back users who could potentially switch platforms. Apple’s ultimate goal is to let users take a peak at the Mac OS and “be seduced by its charms”…