Would you join the line for an iPhone

Well clearly a rhetorical question if you don’t live in the US, but I might for the experience.

What do I mean, well you meet a different type of person than in your average supermarket line, case in point Robert Scoble reports on meeting Bill Atkinson in the line outside the Palo Alto Apple Store.

Bill was one of the original Mac team and created MacPaint and Hypercard. I absolutely loved Hypercard, and could spend weeks developing stacks, embedding tiny 160×80 quicktime movies and sounds. Before web tools, Hypercard established the principles of hypertext and multimedia applications we are now so familiar with.

I even used Hypercard as one of the main tools of the PhD I did not get round to finishing…

It would be worth joining the line just to meet Bill !

Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.

3 comments

  1. Ed

    This is a interesting idea, time well tell how well a phone without the might of operators and their marketing budgets compete in this marketplace. My heart hopes it is successful, my brain says something else…

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