Queues form in Sydney to greet Apple’s first Australian retail store

“Outside the new Apple Store in Sydney, a handful of people have already started to queue for the official opening at 5pm tomorrow night,” Chloe Lake reports for NEWS.com.au.

“Judging by their positions in the queue, Rochelle Quantock and Moyzsckya Belle are Apple’s two biggest fans in Australia,” Lake reports. “Ms Quantock left Melbourne at 4am this morning to take the first position in the queue. Her husband and two daughters, aged 1 and 3, are all Apple fans as well, she said.”

“‘I didn’t even check in to the hotel,’ she said, adding that her husband would share the first position with her in shifts,” Lake reports.

“The second person in line after Ms Quantock was Moyzsckya Belle, an inventor from Brisbane,” Lake reports. “He flew in from Brisbane only to find the first position had already been taken when he arrived outside the store at 8:25am.”

Lake reports, “Mr Belle said he owned every version of iPod ever released by Apple, and he and his wife had almost 10 Mac computers between them.”

Full article here.


  1. This article is a gem!

    If “Ms Quantock” has a husband, why didn’t Chloe Lake, the author of this article, call her Mrs Quantock?

    And “every version of iPod ever released by Apple”. Do they know something i don’t? Are there any other companies that make iPods, besides Apple?

    I’d agree, this article is written in an odd way!

  2. One is borrowed?
    Owned by their company?
    It’s nice that people are willing to “show the love”, but … really! … what’s the point? Are they handing out collector iPods or something? Surely more than ‘collector T-Shirts’! OK, I’ll admit to standing in one of these lines. For all of two hours, or so. It was certainly “worth it”, as I won nearly $2,000 worth of ‘door prize’. But my goal was to buy a G3 iPod – which I still use, thank you.

  3. I haven’t read the article yet, but “Ms” is acceptable usage for both married and unmarried women. Feminists argued that “Mr” didn’t designate a married status for men, so women should have something similar to use if they chose, so “Ms” was born.

  4. Ms-take, naming conventions vary depending on culture and politics. My wife is seldom referred to as “Mrs Meyer”, but usually as “Ms Horton”. My ex-wife, OTOH, is quite happy to be called “Mrs King”. But, she is a secretary, not a playwright, and has no “public life” to maintain.
    Have you ever considered the paternalistic silliness of a woman taking a man’s name and the children taking their “father’s”? When a child is born, the only thing known about that child – before a blood test confirms paternity, a blood test not available a quarter of a century ago – would be who the mother was. As recently as when my children were born, even a blood test could only confirm that maybe three out of four men were NOT the father. We men have been sperm donors, rather than the heads of households, for the hundreds (thousands?) of years of this tradition. Isn’t it about time we grew up, recognized the ‘truth’, and shared the pride of lineage? Or, even, turned it over to its real owners?

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