Carnival atmosphere at the Palo Alto Apple store. Eminent blogger Robert Scoble (April profile) and his 13 year old son Patrick arrived early Thursday morning to be the first and second in line to get their hands on a new iPhone.
When I took this photo Thursday afternoon, there were about 20 or so people camping out. As you can see, the young ladies behind Scoble are really pumped up.
While he's waiting to get his hands on an iPhone, Scoble got his hands on the new Blue Ball of Whacks. The Ball of Whacks brought a big smile to his face (and should give him something to play with tonight as he sleeps in front of the store).
Lots of buzz. Local entrepreneurs and VCs. Zooomr TV was there, and CNBC will be there later. I got to spend 2 minutes telling their audience about the Ball of Whacks. Does the iPhone's Halo extend that far? Lots of fun!