Thanks for the heads-up, Michaela. I didn't make plans to come to MacWorld. I will be out for the IHRSA show at the end of March. IMHO, the toys are more fun at that show.
I love that Apple Store on Market. That store has more free computrons and bandwidth than I've ever seen anywhere. If Merlin or someone else could accomodate, it would be great to hear (even a lo-fi) recording of the presentation there.
I don't know if you ever heard the stories about the first viable PC spreadsheet implementation: VisiCalc on the Apple II. When people started understanding what a spreadsheet could do for their business, they would go to Radio Shack stores and just say: "Give me a VisiCalc!"
The customers had it right: they didn't want hardware or software; they wanted a solution. The salesmen were more than happy to give it to them.
I await the day when customers walk into an Apple Store (or CompUSA, Fry's, etc.) and say:
"I want an OmniFocus!"
I believe the right response would be, "Would you like that in White, Black, or Metal?"