updated 04:00 pm EST, Mon November 10, 2008
Obama revealed as Mac user
The United States' 44th President will be a Mac user, as President-Elect Barack Obama and his children have been revealed as having two MacBooks for personal use. Newsweek notes that Michelle Obama, the soon-to-be First Lady, recently purchased the two MacBooks so Barack and his two daughters can video-chat while he is on the road, something likely to be frequent in his new position.
9to5Mac also has a photo of a staffer relying on a MacBook Air on the campaign trail, suggesting that Macs are making an inroads into the positions of highest power in the US. Past presidential hopefuls Al Gore and John Kerry also use Macs, as do President George W. Bush and ex-President Bill Clinton; the latter two, however, have more typically been associated with PCs, if and when they use computers. Clinton is known to have sent only two e-mail messages while in office, and Bush is not known to have sent any.