September252011

Apple Store in Beijing weeks before 2008 Olympics begin; six months earlier I imagined Beijing and Shanghai and other Chinese cities besides Hong Kong wanted an Apple Store; Driven to Distraction by Neil Postman of NYU

I miss having an Apple Store in China. I could help

bring one here. I like the corporate Apple stores, but

New York and the US have independent Apple dealers

with great added value service, so maybe I can find an

independent store here that lives up to some of my

expectations. I would love to see the new ultra-light

Mac laptop. I think it’s called MacBook Air. Funny.

It’s like the “Air Jordan” basketball shoes dedicated

the great Michael Jordan.


On a bus I saw a television screen with a variety

(comedy, music, dance, etc. show playing). Was it a

DVD or was it live TV? I would guess that it is a DVD,

but I’m not sure. Flat screen TV screens are seen

outside elevators in hospitals here and in places that

don’t look posh. Remember to read Neil Postman (famous

NYU prof.) Driven to Distraction book (what is the

exact title?); there are other books about how people

have too much entertainment that distracts them from

the more urgent issues of politics, economics, human

relations, and culture


Apple Store in Beijing weeks before 2008 Olympics begin; six months earlier I imagined Beijing and Shanghai and other Chinese cities besides Hong Kong wanted an Apple Store; Driven to Distraction by Neil Postman of NYU

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