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Customers camp outside Apple store in Palo Alto

New tablet computer, the iPad, goes on sale in retail stores Saturday

With Apple employees clapping wildly and leading a cheer of "iPad! iPad!" dozens of people who had waited in line overnight in downtown Palo Alto rushed into the University Avenue store at 9 a.m. today to buy the Cupertino company's newest product, the tablet computer known as the iPad.

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Posted by Get grll
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Even in this drizzling weather. I'm in the apple store and I see the small but persistant line. Coming tomorryw and I'm excited


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Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Will the sit/lie ordinance be enforced?

qq


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Posted by HP
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 2, 2010 at 7:17 pm

How many of those 9 people in line are journalists or corporate shills?


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Posted by Big Al
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 2, 2010 at 7:20 pm

No hard feelings, but I am kind of happy that it's cold out
tonight.


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Posted by Tim
a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

Never understood why people would wait for a product or movie when you could wait a week and just walk in and buy it.



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Posted by Big Al
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 3, 2010 at 8:50 am

It's not that hard to figure Timmy old sport-
they're eiether coorporate shleps, or they simply
don't have much going on in their lives, in which case
cathching a little free publicity on Friday night is
something special for their empty lives.
Like a cookie for a hungry child, it makes them feel better.
Have a great day!


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Posted by Jobs
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 3, 2010 at 10:14 am

This is what nerds do for fun (assuming that they were real nerds and not just fake nerd bloggers).


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Posted by James Hoosac
a resident of another community
on Apr 3, 2010 at 10:16 am

The big boss of my former employer often hires "personal shoppers" to go and get whatever the newest stuff he wants, gadgets, movie tickets, etc. He pays as much as $200/hour for those campers.


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Posted by Jobs
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm

One nerd blogger reports that the PAPD was doing some profiling outside the Apple store at 3am this morning. Anyone know what was going on? Photo here: Web Link


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Posted by Tweeter
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Robert Scoble tweeted about it. He's the guy in the picture.

"The cops shut down the generator. On the other hand the creator of Chatroulette is in line with us."

What could it have been? Violated the noise ordinance?


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Posted by the truth
a resident of Professorville
on Apr 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm

ipads are crap compared to the phone and any other product


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Posted by Where's vid of Jobs?
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm

With all the iPhones around, how come I cannot find a vid of Jobs visiting the Palo Alto Apple store yesterday? Are people too busy playing with their iPads?


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Apr 5, 2010 at 5:26 am

Waiting in line is a social event. An opportunity to be among other fans. To feel like it's Christmas. If the kill-joys and wet blankets out there admitted to having anything in their own lives they are enthusiastic about, I suspect there'd be a chorus of people here to criticize it.


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Posted by Waz Nonac
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 5, 2010 at 7:47 am

Three points:

The iPad released this weekend is nothing more than a bigger iTouch hardly revolutionary.

All the publicity hounds and apostates that have abandon Bill Gates are funny to watch as they seek their Jobs' gadget nirvana.

Lastly the blond beauty standing watch at the Apple store front door is serious eye candy.


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Posted by Don G.
a resident of Community Center
on Apr 5, 2010 at 2:55 pm

"This is what nerds do for fun (assuming that they were real nerds and not just fake nerd bloggers)."

No. We were at Wondercon this weekend in San Francisco. It was the Apple faithful who were waiting in line to be the first to get iPads.


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Posted by dork
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Comic book fan = geek
Computer fan = nerd


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Posted by AT&T sucks
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm

If you think AT&T cell phone service sucks now, just wait until all those 3G iPads go on-line.


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