Peter Kafka

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Sad, Wet, Cold People Waiting in Line for the iPad 2 (Video)

It’s turning out to be a pretty nice day in New York, but it was miserable last night. Didn’t stop these people from camping out in front of the flagship Apple store on 5th Avenue so they could buy an iPad 2 this morning. Which, remember, you can order over the Web. Where it’s dry.

Video via BTIG Research, the same folks who gave us video of sweaty dudes waiting to buy new iPhones last summer.


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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