Firstly you do have to stay there for a very long time—make the most of the experience. Then there is lots and lots of walking. That’s because we are multi-tasking and visiting all the other stores in the centre that we need to look at while we wait for the thing to sync. Then there is the eye-opening wonder of all the things to look at. I haven’t spent a lot of time in an Apple Store before. There is a lot of stuff in there that isn’t the latest iPhone or iPad. I have already bought one thing I didn’t need—a Fitbit, which one of the blue smurf staff members is just talking about with someone else and saying is the best—yay!—but hopefully we won’t be here too much longer because I will start to shop again. There is also a great opportunity to people watch. And not just ordinary people—people buying technology. (Someone just pulled out a first generation iPad, for example, and the smurf said ‘Wow, vintage!’) The particularly cute ones are the grans and grampas going from maybe having a colour TV at home to the latest iPad in one foul swoop. It’s tantamount to having to get a new computer-operated arm. A complete change of thinking. They have a look of wonder, but also, understandably, a look of fear. Imagine being born at the other end of last century and seeing all the things that have happened to this world since. I am sure no generation will have had in the past, or will in the future, such a radical change in everything. Everything. It is quite staggering to consider. But in the meantime, if you don’t hear from me for a couple of days could you please send a rescue squad to get us out of here: I have a trip to go on, and technically I also need to go to work.
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