This is a picture of the first person on line to enter the new Apple store in Shanghai, China (their 2nd store). What is interesting to me is that you would think he would be a total nerd. Well he may be one, but what is interesting is that he is married, and his wife was with him on line (she is hidden behind him in this picture). I never would have thought that the excitement of an Apple store would be so large in China as in the rest of the world. In recent history masses of people would be swept by a political movement, a rock band or even a sports team. Gadgets and computers are exactly the things that cause the same reaction in our current age. They also have become a major way we communicate in the workplace and or at home. Also gadgets and computers have opened the world to everyone, it is very hard for any government and or group to control all thought and information.
What is really a kick in the pants, is that he is also holding a picture of Steve Jobs. Just think about how in the not too distant past it may have been a picture of Mao instead. What an interesting change of society. This to me shows how now only the government in China is pretending that they are Communist.
Hey, I was on line recently to get my new iPhone 4 and get giddy with excitement over any Apple announcements (started buying Apple 12 years ago and never have looked back). But getting my wife to wait with me??? Never gonna happen!