I am blogging live from the Apple Store opposite Central Park in New York. It is underground in a large space lit from a light well above. Packed, as usual, with people doing email, checking stuff on the web and a few are actually buying kit. The queue for the Genius Bar is as long as it is in every Apple Store I have ever been in. The difference is the age group. In the Apple Store in London, I am usually the oldest person there by about 20 years. Here it is a much more mixed audience: the diehards v the playhards; the ipoddies v the Mac Book men and women. I can’t see one free computer luckily, I brought my own! And does the Wi Fi work a treat! I wish every provider could do what Apple does, and Apple does it for free.
I wanted to draw your attention to this book. It is a fantastic first novel by a good friend. It bowled me over when I read it. She writes with real wit and compassion. I bought the hardback, but now it is just about to come out in paperback and it is well worth a punt. Check it out.