I always enjoy reading Robert Scoble ‘s take on technology and where it ‘s going “ whether on Twitter or Friendfeed, or on his blog and video postings at the Scobleizer site and his new Building 43 project.  Today he has a couple of brilliant posts up relating to the upcoming Apple ‘Latest Creation ‘ […]
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Recommended: Scoble Says He’ll Be in Line for Whatever New Device Gets Announced Wednesday

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I always enjoy reading Robert Scoble ‘s take on technology and where it ‘s going “ whether on Twitter or Friendfeed, or on his blog and video postings at the Scobleizer site and his new Building 43 project.  Today he has a couple of brilliant posts up relating to the upcoming Apple ‘Latest Creation ‘ event this Wednesday.

The one I ‘d like to recommend here is his eloquent explanation of why he will definitely be lining up for *whatever* device is unveiled in a couple of days.  He has some very strong reasons for doing so, but I think my favorite part of the post is his quick rundown of why lining up in 2007 for the first iPhone was magical

1. It was a shared experience. Everyone was welcome, from kids to old geeks. From rich to poor (we shared the event with homeless as well as famous venture capitalists and CEOs from companies like Smugmug and teams from many companies like Quicken).
2. No PR control. Katie Cotton wasn ‘t there and couldn ‘t control what we reported, when we pulled out cameras, or how unruly things could get.
3. At the end we got to walk into the store and get something that did, indeed, end up changing the industry.
4. It was better than any FooCamp or BarCamp or WhereCamp or whatever. Why? Because we didn ‘t need an invite and we could talk with Apple ‘s first software developer, Bill Atkinson, all night long. I bet we ‘ll never be able to repeat that, and THAT is an even better story to tell my grandchildren than to say I sat at an Apple keynote.

Great stuff.  If you want to get just a tad more excited about the Apple tablet, check out Scoble ‘s post here:

http://scobleizer.com/2010/01/25/why-i-will-wait-in-line-again/

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