The press gallery over the State of the Union looks like an Apple ad

Michael McAuliff, Senior Congressional reporter for the Huffington Post, tweeted a picture of the U.S House floor during the State of the Union. There, in the press gallery above the president and vice president, can clearly be seen the broad aluminum stripes of MacBooks and the bright stars of their glowing Apple logos.

Update: Same story at the Microsoft Windows 10 event

MacBooks have become so common at tech events — including events completely unrelated to Apple and events for Apple's competitors — that I've stopped even thinking about it. Like coffee shops and universities, it's just the way things are. Seeing it on Capitol Hill, however, once again reminds me of how valuable people find the Mac and OS X.

And that's better than any ad.