This journal of my Friday-night search for an iPhone has everything you look for in summer entertainment: suspense, fast driving, crime, sex, Eastern mysticism, finance, humor, and adventure.
My initial plan was to drive east from my home office to look for the iPhone at AT&T stores out where San Diego County starts getting rural. I figured there'd be less demand for the iPhone there. I suspect AT&T had the same idea about demand -- the two AT&T stores I tried sold out quickly. So I regrouped and tried the Apple Store in Fashion Valley shopping center in San Diego proper.
As I went, I posted updates to my Twitter account, at first from my home office, and then from the road over my BlackBerry. (Ironically, my company sent me a BlackBerry this week, and it arrived Friday morning.)
Here's the record of my tweets, edited very lightly for readability, with explanations and comments in italics.