iPhone VS. Indymac

Digg!On Friday July 11, 2008, the new iPhone was released for sale.  On the same day, US federal regulators took control of Indymac Bank.  (Read more about that here.)  Today (Monday July 14) the lines were long at both locations.  At the Apple store a homeless looking man yelled at the crowd “Get out of our neighborhood!”  at the Indymac Bank line, there was a cop car out front and a taco truck in the alley next to the line.

Only six blocks apart.  Strange days indeed.



(Apple store on 3rd St. Promenade, Indymac Bank on Wilshire and 8th in Santa Monica.)

7 thoughts on “iPhone VS. Indymac”

  1. The whole I-phone, let alone I-anything kinda escapes me.

    The Indy Mac is very sad, I have a few friends working in Pas that are scared shitless their jobs will be gone as they are in the mortgage side of the bank (grunt workers not manager types) which is rumored to be the side being shut down and jobs being lost. Very sad.

  2. I saw this yesterday in Santa Monica and it was a really scary thing to see.

    It reminded me of things my Grandmother used to tell me about the Great Depression.

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