This year, [Princeton] University’s Student Computer Initiative has sold more Macs than PCs. Students were offered a selection of Dell, IBM and Apple computers, and 60 percent chose Macs, up from 45 percent last year.

The iPod has doubtless been a huge factor in Apple’s continuing growth, but I think a fast rise like this shows the Mac to be a genuinely attractive proposition to a sizable proportion of average computer users. The iPod has just given the Mac the exposure it needed.

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