“They’re a dedicated lot, these Apple people. The first pulled up chairs about 11:30 p.m. Friday. More followed soon after midnight. By 10 a.m. Saturday, the line stretched for a block and a half. What could possibly draw a crowd of 500 or more Apple Computer geeks to the Country Club Plaza so early on a Saturday? That was the question of the morning,” David Hayes reports for The Kansas City Star.

“‘What’s going on?’ passers-by on their way to the Plaza Art Fair asked. ‘Are they giving away computers?’ No, they were told. ‘They’re opening the new Apple Store today.’ ‘Oh, OK,’ was the often confused response. You have to be an Apple person to understand… Officially, the Plaza store is one of 25 that Apple is opening this year. Apple President Steve Jobs announced the expansion in May, saying he wanted to