I guess some of you will be sleeping in Regent Street on the 20th, holding a spot in the queue for the 10am opening of the first Apple computer store this side of the Atlantic.
You could always nip up to 666 Portland Place to freshen up and persuade RIBA staff to mind your place in the queue. Oh, actually it's a Saturday, so no luck there.
Once the store opens bands will be playing, there will be a 14 metre-long Genius Bar where you can talk to the 'smartest Mac people in town for advice, problem-solving, repairs and technical services'. T shirts will be distributed to the first 2,500 people to show up and 300 of them will be able to spend £250 on Lucky Bag products worth an 'estimated £700'. Estimated? Don't they know what their own stuff is worth?
I've decided I'm going to take back everything I said about Colin Gordon's Lintol - www. lintol. com - good an' all as it is. As his letter this week points out, you do have to register to gain full access to the site.
I probably missed this out of laziness or possibly because my original press password was still lurking actively somewhere in the background.
Gordon's explanation is as follows:
'Content is uploaded remotely via user profiles. All content is linked to user details - for promotional reasons - so that if you read a press release you can then directly click through to the profile/gallery template etc to find out more information.' I dunno, I still don't see the point although I belive it could be something to do with interacting with people who input their own information.
Sites which have been less than obsequiously reviewed will now know there is a god after all: the WebWatch wireless router has gone kaput. Its example has been swiftly followed by half the dual-head video card and the screens which normally reside on the duff monitor. Back to the old reporter's notebook, telephone and Royal Mail.
sutherland. lyall@btinternet. com