Mrs. Harper's a Mac
Some computer users like to think you can tell a lot about a person by the type of computer — or even the operating system — they use.
Some PC users refuse to even touch a Windows operating system like Vista or XP and instead swear by the free, open software Linux.
Of course, there's the whole Apple vs. PC discourse, too.
Apple picked up on this in its famous "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" campaign. The Mac guy in the ad was young and hip and cool and thin, dressed in coolish clothes; PC guy was none of these things.
The campaign was enormously successful, some say, because it played to people's perceptions of themselves: "I'm a cool guy; I should buy a Mac."
So, what would a politician's computing choice say about him or her?
But Laureen Harper uses a Mac.
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