Seattle’s newly elected Mayor Mike McGinn appears to be up to no good in the land of Microsoft. The mayor elect is a solidified iPhone user, and according to a recent report in Slog, his “transition team has eschewed the Blackberries usually handed out to mayoral staffers and instead asked for four iPhones.”
But come on, who are we kidding? Everyone knows that Windows Mobile is a poor man’s smartphone, so you can’t really expect McGinn to be pushing for Windows Mobile devices. And besides, Microsoft isn’t exactly in dire need of money, so there aren’t really any notions of supporting “local” business to consider.
But in a potentially embarrassing move, McGinn has reportedly asked the IT staff at the Mayor’s office about the possibility of switching from PC’s to Macs.
“We’ve asked the city IT folks about it and they’re looking into it for us,” said transition spokesman Aaron Pickus. “They were talking about new computers for the mayor’s office anyway, so right now we are looking to see if Mike and the mayor’s staff can work on Macs.”
When it comes down to it, it really doesn’t matter what computers the Mayor’s office chooses to deploy, but you can’t deny the humor in seeing a Seattle mayor make a strong push for Apple products right in Microsoft’s backyard.