Macs are important at the Dome, according to its IT director Gary Bettis.

Bettis said: "Macs are the preferred platform for our production departments." Macs are also used in the Dome's sound and audio-visual departments. The Dome will have a daily newspaper, also produced on Macs.

Video-streaming on the Web is becoming big news too. The Dome is looking into the possibility of setting up video streams next year - and these are likely to be based on the Mac. Individual exhibitors are also using Macs, but mostly as control systems.