U.S. Military Intelligence Turns to TiBook in Middle East

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Date: Monday, March 10th, 2003, 09:00
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According to this article in Wired News, the Apple PowerBook G4 Titanium is playing an important role in the U.S. military build up near Iraq.


According to this article in Wired News, the Apple PowerBook G4 Titanium is playing an important role in the U.S. military build up near Iraq.

The U.S. military is shipping a lot of hardware to the Middle East for the impending war on Iraq, but only one Mac.

In the entire theater of operations, involving nearly 300,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and aircraft, one lonely Macintosh shipped out, according to the major who took it there.

The Mac is a Titanium G4 PowerBook, and it belongs to Major Shawn Weed, an intelligence planner with the Third Infantry Division, which is preparing for action in the deserts of Kuwait.

”It is the only one out here in the desert,” said Weed. “The problem with computers in the Army is they are bought by the gross and not necessarily purchased to accomplish certain functions. The Army doles out laptops in the same way we dole out boots, tents or any other class of supply.”

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