Stampede, chaos mar iBook sale

To ensure you could purchase an Apple laptop that had survived four years in a classroom, would you:

urinate in your pants;

toss a chair to keep others from cutting in front of you;

throw an elderly man to the ground;

stomp on a baby's stroller;

or drive your car through a crowd?

Actually, all of the above occurred Tuesday (by different people) when the Henrico County school system in Virginia offered 1,000 slightly abused iBooks to county residents at $50 bucks each, according to this story from the Associated Press. As Fark.com would note: With picture goodness.

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CNET former Editor in Chief Scott Ard has been a journalist for more than 20 years and an early tech adopter for even longer. Those two passions led him to editing one of the first tech sections for a daily newspaper in the mid 1990s, and to joining CNET part-time in 1996 and full-time a few years later.

 

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