29 May 2006

Memorial Day

It's three o'clock.
Did you observe a moment of silence?
Did you think about the millions of men and women who've given their time, their blood, their body parts, and their lives so that we can sit safely at home and rant on the internet?
If so, good on you.
If not, shame on you.

If you think it doesn't matter, let's put together a little alphabetical list:
Antietam, Belleau Wood, Chosin Reservoir, Decatur, Eniwetok, Fort Donaldson, Guadalcanal, Hue, Iwo Jima, Kasserine Pass, Lexington, Midway, Normandy, Okinawa, Pearl Harbor, Quebec, Resaca, Shiloh, Tarawa, Ushant, Vicksburg, Winchester, Yorktown

If they hadn't been there, you wouldn't be here.
Now be silent for a moment and ponder their sacrifice.

Quote for the day

“It is good that war is so terrible— we should grow too fond of it.”
Robert E. Lee at Fredericksburg, 1862

20 May 2006

Marketing at its finest

Check out the time-lapse video of the first 24 hours of the new Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in the Big Apple. This frame shows they still had traffic (because they were giving away a new MacBook every hour, that's why) at three o'clock in the morning:


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