Let’s kick off the week with a hodgepodge of Mac sightings.
Cartoonist Michael Ramirez of
The Los Angeles Times
is a Mac user. In fact, he uses a Mac at the “Times” office, according to the newspaper’s Zak Nilsson.
“He draws his cartoons here and scans them in with his Mac, and he uses the Mac for everything he does here,” he told MacCentral. “He doesn’t have a PC.”
The spring L.L. Bean “Casual Furnishing” catalog shows off three differently colored iMacs (pages 11, 32, and 36) in promoting it’s soft, natural, svelte furnishings.
“I guess it’s a sort of ‘iBean’ thing,” said Tom Ahlburn, who sent this nugget of info our way.
J.B. Zimmerman has noticed that the iMac and iBook are all over Herman Miller’s online store, but he hasn’t seen a Wintel box there yet.
Recently, Gary Urban spotted four Macs displayed on computer desks in a Target flyer insert.
In Sunday’s newsletter from Ofoto.com was a picture of a tangerine iBook, reports Lee Dronick.
According to the “Fast Forward” section of the
newspaper in Ontario, Canada, the winner of the paper’s annual computer art contest created his work on an iMac, noted Barry Mercer. In fact, the story mentions several other contestants who use Macs, mostly G4s, for their work, he added.
Tim Stewart recently visited the home page of the
University of Central Florida
where his son is a student. He said he was thrilled to see the Mac lab prominently featured on the site.
“I know (because I have visited the computer labs) that the iMacs are in the minority, but it certainly is gratifying so see that they got top billing for the university’s Web site,” Stewart added.
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