|Calvin and Brady in line for the iPhone|
Brady Anderson and I went up and waiting in line all day to purchase the new Apple iPhone that came out today. The line was crazy long and we waited for hours. I never would have thought we’d get one except the Apple employees kept coming out and assuring us there are plenty of phones and everyone is going to get one. Sure enough, after hours of waiting in line we got in and bought our iPhones. I don’t think I’ve stood in line for anything that long. We were in such a rush to get in line we forgot where we parked and had to spend an hour wondering around the parking garage looking for Brady’s car.
It was also Hackweek at Novell (the first one we had). That morning I was working on an idea I had called “Giver”. I recruited Scott Reves (in the photo) to help out. Giver was basically a way to share files between computers that would auto-discover the other computers and let you drag and drop files to them. The other computer would notify the user that person X wanted to send them files. If they accepted the files were transferred directly from computer to computer.