Five hours later

Five and a half hours since the Apple Store opened and at least in Pentagon City, the is still wrapped around the third level of the mall, above the food court. I saw Apple employees handing out water bottles to people in line earlier. It takes some dedication to stay in on (ugh!) in line for so long. You’d think Star Wars: Episode VII was premiering or something.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.