Peter Kafka

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Proof! IPhone 4 Buyers Are Sweaty, Irrational, Male.

It’s already 80 degrees in New York City this morning, but it feels much warmer and muggier than that. So who wants to spend hours waiting in line to buy Apple’s (AAPL) new iPhone 4? All of these dudes:

To be fair, you’ll note that there are a few women in this clip, shot by BTIG analyst Walt Piecyk outside Apple’s flagship store on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. But they’re going to be equally sweaty.

And just to be clear: If you don’t want to wait in line for an iPhone 4, you don’t have to. Apple will send one to you in the mail. Seriously.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald