June 05, 2004
Subversive photos from the Apple Store

Video Snapshot 3.jpg While in L.A. a couple of weeks ago I visited the Apple store at The Grove. The objective of the trip was to usher the Shepcat into the 21st century by purchasing a copy of OS X Panther to upgrade his home machine. Now if you've never been to an Apple store, let me tell you that they are beautiful places. The store at The Grove is one of the few Apple stores with a glass staircase to the second floor. All the steps of the stairs were three inch thick and eight feet long pieces of glass. It really is quite a sight. Anyway, knowing in advance that there would be free hi-speed wireless at the store, I brought along my trusty Union Jack adorned iBook. Whipping the little white wonder out of my bag attracted the attention of most of the Apple employees who wanted to know where I got my iBook painted. After a little shop talk I asked the manager if it I could take a few pictures inside the store. He assured me that they did not allow anyone to take photographs inside the store. I said thanks anyway and proceeded to look at the row of iMacs equipped with iSight webcams on display. I said, "Do those have internet connections?" and he replied, "Yes. You can video chat live right now and test it out if you'd like." So I flipped open my iBook, booted iChat, hopped over on the iMac, aimed the iSight at me with the Apple logo in the background, initiated a video chat with myself on my connected iBook and then captured some of the still images of me inside the store. Instant subversive photos from inside the Apple store.

That was fun.

Posted by todd at June 05, 2004 11:40 PM
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Were the staff and patrons of the Apple Store in awe of the Union Jack? :)

Posted by: timsamoff on June 6, 2004 08:59 PM

Tim, it was like when you’re chatting up a girl in a bar and a hotter girl walks in. I’d swear the Apple Store guys walked away from customers they were helping so they could come over and check out the Union Jack. We had three employees standing there at one point firing questions, and for the first time in his life, Todd knew what it felt like to be the most popular girl in school.

Posted by: Shepcat on June 6, 2004 11:13 PM

Ha ha ha ha ha! :)

Posted by: timsamoff on June 7, 2004 09:31 AM
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