I was in Sydney last week for a conference (OK, to be strictly accurate I was effectively in Sydney for 3 days of free drinks and people taking me out to dinner). Walked up from Darling Harbour with a colleague into town to get a couple of things, and here's a bunch of dumbasses queuing up outside an Apple shop. As we struggled along the bit of footpath not roped off for dopes, I remarked to my colleague that the idea of standing in a queue to buy an appliance was ridiculous, and these ass-clowns waiting patiently to be allowed to come in and hand over their cash were fit to live only somewhere like the Soviet Union, where such behaviour was commonplace. She didn't agree, having recently bought an iPod Touch (wouldn't tell me whether she queued for it), but personally I think it fits.
While I was there I snapped a photo of the shoppers waiting to have decision-making regarding what they can do with their computing equipment taken out of their hands by Apple Inc:
Another reason to vote early
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