The “Genius,” the Leatherman, Scotch Tape, and the MacBook
Mysteries are everywhere. I accept that some of them are hidden under the plastic covers of my 5-year-old MacBook. As computers go, this one, like its owner, is a little long in the tooth but still functional. With 1 GB of RAM and an anemic 120 GB hard drive, it was to technology what Woody Allen is to romance, a wistful artifact.
by John “Nemo” and David Weeks, with help from Barbara “Mrs. Nemo”
La Encantada is Tucson’s first upscale shopping complex, featuring usual-suspects franchise and regional retailers. At midnight last Friday night, MacDevotees were camping out under cover from a rare all-night rain storm, Arizona style. When our Apple store opened at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, 599 people were in a line snaking past A-J’s, the ultra-foodie grocery emporium fifty yards in the distance.
When Weeks, Nemo, and Barbara arrived an hour later, our wait was a only few minutes to enter and become eligible to receive opening day t-shirts. By noon, people could stroll right in, but the 1,000 shirts were gone. That’s a lot of people for a smallish storefront business in two hours. A good time was had by all, believe me!