I am hopelessly old fashioned, I guess. How else to explain that I could possibly think that if, after doing my research, an iPad 2 seemed like the tool for me, I could just bop on over to my local Apple Store yesterday afternoon and buy one?
What a silly, delusional girl I am! I stood there with my mouth open when the young Applet at the University Village store explained that all of the iPad 2s had been sold for the day.The entire front window was filled with iPad 2 images, siren calls to the unsuspecting buyer. How could there not be any to purchase?
I obligingly followed young Applet's advice and returned to said store this morning at 9, only to be told that iPads were not usually delivered on Mondays. Again, the open mouth. The even younger Applet who greeted me helpfully suggested coming back tomorrow.
Does anyone else think this is ridiculous? Doesn't our friend Steve Jobs know how many original iPads were sold? Wouldn't that give him a clue as to how many 2s to build? I don't understand this business model. Have we resorted back to a hunter gather society where the "thrill" of the hunt is part of the consumer process? That's not my kind of thrill.
Of course, I can't complain about this to my beloved son who does not suffer fools gladly, especially Apple-using fools. But I like Apple products and have been a MacBook user for maybe ten years now. Doesn't that count for something, Steve?
I've decided I'll give it one more try. And if I can't get one tomorrow, I am going to rethink this purchase. Anybody got any suggestions? I want lightweight, ebook and ability to show keynote/powerpoint presentations.