The Boston Globe reports that Apple Computers has worked out a deal to provide every high-schooler in Maine with a MacBook laptop computer. (It will cost the state $240 per year per computer.)
If people form attachments to computer companies the same way they form attachments to political parties, this could mean a whole new generation of Mac loyalists in the Pine Tree State.
I'm not particularly alarmed, but I've been under Apple's spell since the early '90s. Others, however, may be upset that Maine public schools are interfering with parents' rights to guide their children toward one true operating system.