Mac Studies

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  1. macfriend1 macrumors regular

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    At my college the engineering/comp sci department is almost 80% macs.
     
  3. roisin and mac macrumors 6502

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    thanks for posting that pic, it gave me a laugh! all those little lights in the classroom... Must be a popular class too, it's packed full in there!

    Do you have it in a bigger size though? Be nice to try and spot whether there's any other machines there, just for a laugh.

    As for the question, I did an archaeology degree (class of '06), in a hot shot British university, and I think most people ran Windows--the campus machines certainly did. But laptops weren't nearly as visible as they seem to be on lots of American campuses. For example Library work was usually on paper only; most people seemed to borrow the books if there was more comprehensive notetaking to be carried out. Plus, we didn't show up to class with a computer, we just took notes on paper. There was nowhere to even put the thing, all we had was those ridiculous half-sized swiveling desks that are attached to the chair, like they use in conference rooms, and we often didn't even have enough space for a full size a4 notebook, let alone a computer! (Can you tell I'm jealous of those students, lol jk)

    I dunno what the subject could be though. This lot look quite young, so I'm guessing they're undergrads, which points towards simpler, lower-spec machines (although a history phd will likely be able to get by with a lower-spec beast than an engineering or graphic design undergrad). This principle could lead us to look at the ratio of MBPs to MBs, to see how "technical" (OK, that's a lame term, but you know what I mean) the course is. But that doesn't help much, because while I do see a lot of MBPs, there's also quite a few MBs, mostly black though so more powerful than other MBs, so we can't tell much from that. Another clue, more dodgy this time, would be to look at the mix of sexes--the humanities, overall, tend to be female-dominated (my humanities-oriented high-school class was nicknamed The Harem. There were precisely 6 guys, out of 30 students :) ), while more technical and/or scientific stuff tends to have either a nice mix of both or to have more guys. Which again doesn't tell us a lot, because this lot seem about half and half :)

    Get us a bigger pic, and there might be more to look at ;)
     
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    Surely most degrees involve writing papers, researching online etc. etc. so why not use a Mac? especially with Windows there too.

    In which fields of study are Macs not used?
     
  5. macfriend1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for your posts. actually, this is not mine. found it on the internet.
     
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    Here and here are the larger versions. :) Apparently they were taken at The Missouri School of Journalism.

    These are the reasons they give for recommending Macs:
     
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  8. roisin and mac macrumors 6502

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    Hah, thanks, it's a fun picture ;)

    It was also interesting to read the reasons why they recommend macs, especially the bit about how they use iLife for teaching them the basics of image, audio and video editing. Pretty cool!
     
  9. macfriend1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what we need now are answers..

    anyways, at least the schools I found in my country say: windows-machine are required..blbala..
     
  10. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    Woah... I wonder if that piccy was actually set up or just normal!! lol!
     
  11. macfriend1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not gonna sign up for my university if they don't use macs :)
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That pic is awesome! I love it! Thanks for posting it.
     
  13. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    That pic is in the Fail posts, if you notice the guy in the front left, (Back a row or two) has a pen & paper, the only person without a Mac = FAIL.:D
     
  14. macfriend1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    back to the topic:

    in what field of study do you guys use your mac? biomedical-researchers preferre macs, or am I wrong?
     
  15. macfriend1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    In which field of study are macs moslty used?!

    In europe many universities take it for granted to work with windows-machines... though some art studies require mac machines.
     

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