Las Vegas, Nevada
With the recent news that Java 6 is absent from the Leopard edition of Mac OS X, CodeToJoy reporters went on location to Las Vegas. In the world-famous district known as The Strip, people protested in the streets, appealing directly to Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Carrying signs that read "Java 6 for Leopard / Steve, hear our cry", the protesters staged a rally that spilled throughout The Strip and went on late into the night. Many people had traveled far and wide for the event, including such remote locales as Australia and Wyoming.
In the midst of the turmoil, Apple maintained its policy of secrecy. There were no reps at the protest, and text messages, intended for Steve Jobs, went unanswered, though possibly because his contact info was not at hand.
Organizers of the protest felt that the outing was ultimately a success. Only time will tell if Apple will respond to the lobby.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007