President Obama & White House Staff use Macs
President Barack Obama uses a MacBook Pro 15″ with antiglare screen, and it looks like the entire White House staff uses Macs too.
The topmost picture is from a White House video and the other image of White House staff is from Fortune.
It’s not just Macs that the White House is crazy over, the iPad has also become very popular in the current administration, according to CBS News:
Practically everyone has an iPad — or will have one very soon.
Emanuel just got his, as did senior adviser David Axelrod and deputy press secretary Bill Burton. Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer and press wrangler Ben Finkenbinder each have one on order. Economic adviser Larry Summers takes his to staff meetings.
The device is the hot, new White House toy, a gizmo that is popping up around Washington but seems to be particularly in vogue at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The irony in all of this of course is that President Obama recently made the following comment about iPods and iPads being distracting:
“With iPods and iPads, and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation.”
Many other politicians and famous political figures also use Macs and Apple hardware, including Obama predecessor President George W Bush, so this is likely no surprise to many people. Nonetheless, it is interesting to note that many people use the same computers and technology, regardless of their jobs. Even a huge number of college freshmen use Macs, so the platform is obviously popular far and wide.