Someone call the Macalope.
From The End of Apple by contributor Stephen McBride:
“Oh man, that’s almost a month’s rent for me…”
Here I am sitting in a cab in New York City.
I’m headed uptown to… [skipping plug for the conference he’s promoting].
The driver and I are talking about the absurd price tag of the latest Apple iPhone.
He’s shocked when I tell him the cheapest model is $1,149.
“Who can afford that?” he asks.
My take: It’s one of the oldest gambits in the reporter’s bag of tricks: Interview your driver on the way to the hotel bar.