Colleges need to take a bite of the Apple Mac

Versatility may define Aricot Vert (Letters, DW 29 October), but I would not be surprised if designers at other consultancies do not have the confidence to be different.

As a writer, I conducted an investigation of the facilities available for design students at colleges for an educational publication. I assumed the computing facilities would be state-of-the-art.

However, several students I spoke to had studied for two years without ever seeing or using an Apple Mac.

In fact, one college has just spent thousands of pounds on a brand new “design suite”, yet all the computers are PCs.

So the college in question gave the students a basic grounding in computers, which they all had already. But apart from this, their studies were going to be a waste of time.

Gillian Gutman


Surrey GU1 3TQ

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