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.