Been offline for most of the day, head down trying to clear the backlog before I disappear to the other side of the world for 10 days of SXSW madness. Happened to glance at the tweetdeck while I was waiting for the kettle to boil and caught this tweet by the lovely @katiemoffat.
there's enough time for Apple to build the pop-up store in Austin again then…
— katie moffat (@katiemoffat) February 28, 2012
A minutes research (and a good guess) led me to the launch details for the new iPad3. As we all thought, just in time for the conference which meant many of us techie geeks would be stateside and ready to snatch one up.
@katiemoffat … and to have idiots like me queue for 5hours to hand over ridiculous amounts of cash to get one first! 😉
— Nat Higginbottom (@exsanguinator) February 28, 2012
It’s moments like this that I am reminded of how close this “The Oatmeal” cartoon comes to describing our wholehearted immersion into the Cult of Apple. With my iPad 2 less than a year old I find it hard to justify a new purchase in todays climate but then, if I don’t get one, what will I be missing? Will I sink as low as gargling balls for money? Will I be the same person without the iPad3 ? I am sure if there is another Apple pop-up store I’ll wait in line, even if it’s just to join in the atmosphere of anticipation and free water & danish, handed out by the Apple staff. This guy sat outside for 2 whole days i believe, cap in hand until he had enough donations to buy himself one.
Pic courtesy @blam
My lengthly queueing was not entirely selfish as I was waiting to get one for @gabysslave as it was her birthday while we were away and having it to use while at the conference seemed like a good idea. I did however sneak back the following day to get one for myself.