My son is behind me blogging. Where are we? At the Palo Alto Apple store. Heh, figured if I was going to get to 100 posts about something other than, well, you know, that we better go do some homework. So, we went to Fry’s today. Yesterday I was at the Best Buy. Now we’re at the Apple store. Who’s we? Patrick, and Buzz Bruggeman.
It’s clear that the world is going HDTV. Sony had a big tent out in the parking lot with lots of people sitting in it. The salespeople were swarming. They know that everyone there is a potential $5,000 sale.
Ah, now we’re off to San Francisco to walk around the Golden Gate Bridge. More later.
Oh, and you guys who think that fonts are more readable on a Macintosh are just plain nuts and what’s up with this one button mouse? Heh, yeah, I’m gonna get flamed for those two statements, but I’m on a $1,299 Cinema display and the fonts just look fuzzy to me and the mouse is simply lame. Everything else sure looks sexy though.
One thing Apple sure has down is the retail experience. Aesthetically it’s the best in the industry. From the wood desk I’m typing to you from to the signage to the Eminem screen saver (which matches their TV advertising, which is also most excellent). Oh, and you can see HDTV’s influence all over the store here. Not to mention there’s a Sony HDV camcorder right next to me.
More fun things to come all week. I have lots of fun meetings setup here with people doing remarkable things.
Update, a reply to my son Patrick: using WordPress on the Mac/Safari doesn’t have a link command either (he noted he couldn’t figure out how to link on the Mac using his blogging service). I had to type my links by hand in HTML. It’s amazingly bad. Now I understand why so many people at blogging events don’t understand how to build links.