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iDolatry, part 2

September 1, 2005

A few weeks ago, there was one of those “check out these crazy idiots” story in the news. It seems a school system in Richmond, VA had upgraded their computers, and so decided to sell off a couple hundred iBooks for fifty bucks apiece. So a whole bunch of people showed up a couple of days early to wait outside for their chance to buy one. What transpired was worse than any Star Wars premiere: people peeing in the parking lot, sleeping in lawn chairs, fighting for position, etc. etc.. Until the moment of truth, when there was a small stampede to the door, resulting in some minor injuries for a few people. Plus lots of angry folks without computers.

Perspective #1: These people are crazy, desperate, and should be institutionalized. Subtly suggested by the newspeople.

Perspective #2: Why didn’t anyone tell me? I would have waited a week for a free computer! Exclaimed by myself.

Perspective #3: Naw, dude, those are just G3′s, probably. You don’t want one of those. Dismissively uttered by iPete.

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3 Responses to “iDolatry, part 2”

  1. sonja says:

    Perspective #4 … yes, but I wanted one for LightGirl!!!!

  2. sonja says:

    Well … I’m glad I didn’t know about it. That would have overwhelmed me I just know it.

  3. kate says:

    I’m still the most amazed by the woman who peed her pants so she didn’t lose her place in line. I cannot imagine the deal good enough to make me willing to wet myself in public, then stand there for awhile longer.

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