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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik