A friend of mine walked past the Softbank store on his way to work this morning. He told me that the queue to buy iPhones stretched all the way from the store to the national stadium. That's a long line… I didn't quite see how it could be possible…

But then I read that more than 800 people camped out over night to be the first in line to get an iPhone.

And when the store opened there were 1500.

And when I looked at Facebook, I saw that all of my friends are caught up in the excitement. A British friend of mine in Tokyo, an American friend in San Francisco and a Japanese friend (in Tokyo) were all using their status updates to talk about getting an iPhone.


The world is in a state of chassis.