Guest writer Roman Woznik’s first report from Europe
I work for eco, The Association of the German Internet Industry, during my college years. Following the call of eco, I attended the United Nations Internet Governance Forum in Lithuania. It’s a Multi-Stakeholder conference on Internet Governance where participants from the governmental, private and civil society sectors meet and discuss the future of the Internet and its policies.
While sitting at the huge round conference tables I was greeted by lots of glowing Apples. I was amazed to see rows upon rows of MacBooks and MacBook Pros being used by civil rights activists and government officials alike. Looks like that’s one thing they could agree upon was using great computers. I would say the ratio of PC notebooks to Macs was at least 50/50. Having switched my whole digital life to Macs and an iPhone about half a year ago I guess I didn’t realize how common they have become, and the prejudice of Macs being solely for designers and video editors was soon forgotten.