I went to the Nashville Apple Store grand opening (but I’m auctioning
off my sealed-box T-shirt and donating the funds to the EFF’s legal
defense fund): Seeing the line (this photo is a small fraction of
it) waiting to get into the Green Hills Apple Store grand opening, I
peeled off and came back later. As luck would have it, I was able to
still obtain a T-Shirt despite being well beyond the 1000th store
Speaking of that T-Shirt, I have just placed the T-Shirt up for auction on eBay to benefit the efforts of the Electronic Frontier Foundation to defend bloggers sued by Apple. I will contribute 100 percent of the proceeds, plus a $25 matching contribution.
shirt is still in a sealed box — the photos are from the open box of
another member of the rexblog household who’d rather wear his — and
about it on the auction page.
Why am I doing this? Seems
like a nice win-win balance of my love-hate relationship with Apple:
Love their products (have since 1984), hate their legal strategy. If
they are successful in the courts, the unintended conseqences will
affect all those who cover business-news, passionist or professional
But now, bid high!
Update: At 8:30 p.m., Sunday night, we’re already at $25…and with my match, the donation to EFF is up to $50.