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iBook – The New Cabbage Patch Doll

By Brian | August 19, 2005 | Share on Facebook

OK, so you’re the Henrico County school system of Richmond, Virginia, and you have 1,000 used Apple iBooks on your hands. You decide to sell them to the community for $50 each. What happens? Well, first 5,500 people show up, some of them at 1:30 in the morning to get a good spot on line. Then you open the gates and this happens:

Officials opened the gates at 7 a.m., but some already had been waiting since 1:30 a.m. When the gates opened, it became a terrifying mob scene.

People threw themselves forward, screaming and pushing each other. A little girl’s stroller was crushed in the stampede. Witnesses said an elderly man was thrown to the pavement, and someone in a car tried to drive his way through the crowd.

One woman . . . was so desperate to retain her place in line that she urinated on herself.

I think we need to stop calling those folks on the web Mac Zealots

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