Tag Archives: iPhone

iPhone-like “Line-Waiting” Coverage

My Twitter “line-waiting” coverage this morning:

Rumpusgoopus Walked by a line of iPhone owner-hopefuls (I wonder if they’ll get one!) on my way to work. There’s just something wrong with people. about 10 hours ago from Ping.fm

                                                                                                                                                                         

Rumpusgoopus But it’s time to stop being a curmudgeon and embrace the line-waiting coverage. First up, to Caribou to cover people waiting for coffee. about 10 hours ago from Ping.fm

                                                                                                                                                                         

Rumpusgoopus The line here is crazy! There are at least 20 people here, mostly Target workers, waiting for coffee! about 10 hours ago from Ping.fm

                                                                                                                                                                         

Rumpusgoopus Just asked the first person in line when he got there. Apparently he’s been there since about five minutes ago! Can you imagine? about 10 hours ago from Ping.fm

                                                                                                                                                                         

Rumpusgoopus The line outside the Starbucks is not nearly as long. And it’s right outside the Target too. First person in line: there since 2 mins ago. about 9 hours ago from Ping.fm

                                                                                                                                                                         

Rumpusgoopus Whoa! @jongordon is joining the waiting in line at Caribou craze. http://ping.fm/mbXh1 I need to get back there and cover it. about 9 hours ago from Ping.fm

                                                                                                                                                                         

Rumpusgoopus Hmm, my wife needs a Mac mouse. I wonder if today would be a good day to head to an Apple store to pick one up. about 9 hours ago from Ping.fm

                                                                                                                                                                         

Rumpusgoopus I’m done with the “line-waiting” coverage for the morning. Be sure to check in with my Taco Bell lunch line-waiting coverage this afternoon. about 9 hours ago from Ping.fm

                                                                                                                                                                         

Rumpusgoopus The line here at Taco Bell is out the door! Some people have been here as early as 11:39 AM! This line-waiting craze has really caught on. about 6 hours ago from Ping.fm

                                                                                                                                                                         

And today (the day after):

Rumpusgoopus http://twitpic.com/3r2r – The line at the MOA ATT store is so… so… nonexistent. And iPhones aplenty. 35 minutes ago from TwitPic

Cheers,
Charlie

Absurd Gadgets: Molting Mutant Muppets

Have you ever wanted some privacy while using your computer?  Have you ever been in a public space where anyone can look over your shoulder and steal your idea for the next brilliant blog post?  But most importantly, have you ever been using your computer and had the nagging feeling that, while you enjoy using your computer, it would be so much better if you could look like a molting mutant Muppet while doing so?  Well, now here’s your chance:

(Found via Gadgettes)

These aren’t made to be sold, but are rather for some sort of artistic vision.  As the creator’s Flickr page describes: “They’re supposed to be a fun commentary on how attached and concentrated on technology we are, and to highlight the lack of movement that happens when we’re engrossed in our laptops, keyboards, PDAs, etc.”  I’m not sure exactly what that commentary is.  I just can’t wait for them to make one for the iPhone.  That way, I’ll be spared from seeing people using their iPhones for the purpose of showing other people that they have iPhones.

That, and we need more Molting Mutant Muppets walking around.

Cheers,
Charlie