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Mac ownership up at University of Virginia

updated 10:30 am EDT, Thu March 20, 2008

Mac ownership up

Apple ownership is up among students at the University of Virginia, with 25-percent of freshmen owning a Mac, up from 20-percent in the year prior, according to a computer ownership study performed last fall. These figures show a steep acceptance curve, as ownership was around 4-percent only five years ago, according to The Chronicle. The research indicates that, out of all students polled, 99-percent said they own a laptop, and 0.1-percent admit to not owning a computer at all.

These figures contrast to only 7-percent of students owning a Wii or other video game system, which the University says is due to students being too busy with Facebook or other programs.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Lolz

    Because you aren't going to have both roommates own a Wii and have it in their room. Duh! O_o

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    What does it mean?

    This makes sense. UVA people (those who actually admit to going to the school, at least) usually have their noses turned up so high, they fit in perfectly with the mac-snobbery crowd.

    Although it does bring down the entire Mac-user population's average IQ by quite a bit.

    BTW, I found this hillarious: ...which the University says is due to students being too busy with Facebook or other programs.

    They actually needed someone from the university to explain why so few people have a Wii?

  1. brainiac_7

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    right

    Oh god, it's true! I am so snobby; I recently listed Stan Getz in a "guilty pleasures" quiz. I love impudently walking around with my Mac, to the utter humiliation of all the office Dell drones. Oh wait, not! I like ATHF and Kandinsky!

  1. Eldernorm

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    @ testudo

    Testudo, You said, "This makes sense. UVA people (those who actually admit to going to the school, at least) usually have their noses turned up so high, they fit in perfectly with the mac-snobbery crowd. " Why do you hate Macs and Apple so?? Its just great hardware and software!

    Hmmmmmm, maybe its the microsoft stock you own? :-) Gates and Ballmer strike me as being more stuck up than your regular Apple owners. ?????

    Just curious.

    en (ps, I use both. IT takes care -sort of - the PC and I take care of the Macs. Guess which one works harder? LOL )

    Just a thought.

    en

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