6PM at the Apple Store

On Friday on my way back from the train station, I dropped in to the Apple Store on Market Street to test my self will not to buy a iPod Nano. Inside, I saw the most interesting thing. Every single computer in the store was being used by people as if the store was an internet cafe. People were writing emails on Yahoo and Hotmail, checking their messages on MySpace, browsing craigslist and doing all sorts of varied things. About a third of the folks were typing away in Spanish, firing off emails in every direction. Some girls were taking photos of each other and posting them online. How cool is that? The Apple Store was a hub for after work connectivity for people from all walks of life. You can’t buy goodwill like that.