“It’s no secret that among the young and hip, Macs are the computer of choice. That has been proven time and time again at blogger conferences, at universities and in the personal computers of many tech companies’ employees,” Daniel Terdiman blogs for CNET. “But how would they fare in a public place in one of the hippest neighborhoods in one of the hippest cities?”
“Well, I decided to put it to the test Friday, by visiting Ritual, one of the newest cafes in San Francisco’s Mission District… at nearly every table was at least one, if not two, laptops,” Terdiman writes. “And the breakdown? It wasn’t even close. Score one for the Mac. Final tally? Get this: 22 Macs and only seven PCs.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews reader “sailfish” for the link.]
MacDailyNews Take: “Mac OS users have made a conscious technology choice and are therefore typically better informed than their peers.” – Paul Thurrott, December 06, 2004
Even if Apple fails to convince others to open their minds to the possibilities of freedom from Windows, if the young and informed overwhelmingly choose Mac, all Apple really needs to do is wait for the old and uninformed to die off. Apple should keep trying, though, because as the Thurrott case proves, just about anybody can eventually see the light – if only they’d just give the Mac a serious try.
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