Just checked with a number of local stores in the Bay area. They are completely sold out of all models and not sure when to expect more. Folks, we have a major event unfolding here. Perhaps bigger than the iPhone. Wherever I go, people are drawn to it, want to hold it and then decide they too just have to have it. Great time to be an Apple investor.
At 10:38 last night, Saturday, April 17, the Chitika odometer: 1,018,225.
Shortly after that, the odometer was reset, back to the 715,000 range.
Chitika continues to tweak its algorithm, but either the folks there don't work on weekends, or the site is dead (on auto-pilot): I sent in a comment on the reset, and my comment remains "awaiting moderation" for the past 12 hours or so.
In addition, the site no longer posts chatty updates. I think the site is dead or on auto-pilot with the algorithm to reset back to 715,000 whenever it passes a million or so.
Investor's Business Daily: Climategate Gets a Whitewash
By Tim Graham | Sat, 04/17/2010 - 07:53
The editorial page at Investor's Business Daily noticed what the major media ignored or downplayed, once again: the latest Climategate development. They headlined their Friday editorial "Climategate Gets a Whitewash." The University of East Anglia commissioned two independent inquiries into what became known as the Climate-gate scandal. But just how "independent" was the latest report? IBD wasn't impressed with the five-page report that found no deceitful practices:
The sugarcoated report should be no surprise. The probe was conducted by Lord Oxburgh, an academic who was briefly chairman of Shell. He is now, according to the Financial Post, chair of Falck Renewables, a firm that has wind farms across Europe, and chair of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, "a lobby group which argues that carbon capture could become a $1 trillion industry by 2050."
Imagine that. A man with a financial interest in companies that would benefit from efforts to arrest man-made global warming is asked to look into the possible scientific malpractice of researchers whose conclusions are favorable to his business concerns.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/#ixzz0lSEeEufE
Your last paragraph could not possibly have been worded any better, bravo!!
Accurate, poingnant, and right to the point. And appropos not just to this particular topic, but to so much of the other bullshit going on here and around the world. Good job Bud.
Well, although I believe the San Fran area truely has the greatest penetration of Apple users ANYWHERE and that the Ipad is a runaway success, it's probably not an accurate barometer of what sales are like around the country. I hope Apple's production will be able to handle the 3G Ipad release and then the international release. Most companies only Wish they had the same problem......more demand than supply.
You are correct. SF bay area #1 market for Apple. That said, San Francisco is always at the leading edge of change and technology and what begins here ultimately spreads to the rest of the country. When this device goes global, watch out! Apple has a history of playing a good game of catch up, so I suspect they will ramp up additional supply quickly.