The long line for a new gadget is always a comforting confirmation that things are never as bad as they seem in this country.
Today, we can report that things are not as bad as they seem.
Long lines have broken out around the country for the new iPhone. The iPhone 3G fixes the big complaint about its more-expensive predecessor: that its Web connection was too slow. Apple is also providing a slew of new applications to work on the phone.
Future Tense host Jon Gordon was at the Roseville store this morning and reports he was not the first in line.
Via Twitter, the Pioneer Press chief geek, Julio Ojeda-Zapata, reports "About 135 lined up and the queue now moving quickly and smoothly. News nonevent."
Want to bet?
135 people standing in a line do not constitute an indication that things really are OK. The population for the metro area has approximately 1+ million.
I didn't say the line indicated that things "really are OK."
Those kids don't look old enough to drive. (I am refering to the Jon Gordon link.)
I could never imagine myself having that urge to need to always have to know that I have information at my finger tips-whether it be a phone, trivia, sending information or whatever else you would need a computer.
Different strokes for different folks I guess.