It's (less grim) up north

Oct 7, 2008 07:30 · 106 words · 1 minute read

A neat example of the differences between the UK and Sweden:

Sweden’s Foreign Minister calls his new Mac ‘a new world’

Former Swedish Prime Minister (and now Foreign Minister) Carl Bildt has, “after much reflection, examination and discussion” decided to switch to a Mac. (link)

This being the UK, we’d have some Ministerial nonentity regurgitating a press release written by a Microsoft marketing-droid about the value placed on the strategic partnership between them and the UK government. Neatly glossing over the fact that it’s virtually impossible to use anything other than Windows and Internet Explorer in UK government thanks to endemic Sharepoint and a Microsoft monoculture.