The United States Senate has, at long last, allowed Macs in the offices of its members, and at least one Senator immediately made the Switch. Incoming Utah Republican Mike Lee and his staff have embraced Macs in their offices, in addition to the iPhone he already sported.
The Salt Lake Tribune, a Utah newspaper, reported on the move by the state’s Jr. Senator in a column by Thomas Burr. Mr. Burr also noted that while the Senior Senator from the state, Orrin Hatch, still uses PCs, he also has an iPad, “and only gave up his iPhone when he got too frustrated with getting a signal in the Capitol.”
We don’t yet know how many other Senators and/or their staffs have made the Switch, but we are reminded of a piece from 2002 that represents the polar opposite of today’s environment. At that time, the Senate Office of the Sergeant at Arms (SAA) was working overtime to keep the Senate a Microsoft-only house in the name of keeping its network and IT infrastructure “easy to maintain.”