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The Barnum-Like Apple Hype

Celebrate Homogeneity Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 7:43 AM
Now, imagine having an operating system tethered to Facebook whether you have an account or not. (hand-wave) bye-bye, Apple! (I find myself wondering what Facebook paid Apple to stick Facebook into Mountain Lion.)

I’m not an Appleite, Appletonian, Applethusiast, or whatever else the Apple lovers call themselves. 

However, the other night I savored the same thrill of those who wait in line for hours for the newest Apple product. 

In fact, it’s the same thrill that people experienced while waiting in line to see the bearded lady, or the two-headed boy, or the even the boxing kangaroo that was often exhibited by P.T. Barnum. 

Without question, Barnum knew that curiosity and lemming behavior went hand-in-hand. 

If the “barker” was saying...

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