I was an Apple Genius-in-training and working part-time on the sales floor at the local Apple store when the first iPhone went on sale six years ago today.
And boy, was it a circus.
-Stephen Hackett - 512 Pixels
I, too, worked at an Apple Store on launch day and I can attest to the circus environment. I worked at Apple’s flagship store in downtown Chicago and was thankfully working back of house that day, but the minute the doors opened to customers waiting in line, there was an energy like I have never felt before or since.
Thank you, Stephen! Your post brought back fond memories.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.