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Note: Flickr recently went through a massive server transition, and portions of the service are still being worked on. Among the problems is that mosaic thumbnails on Collections are not visible, which means my primary page here for showing groupings by year are missing those thumbnails. The links do work—only the thumbnails are missing, so you can still navigate into a year to view those photos.

photos.ALBj.net2003 → Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Release, Tampa Apple Store, October 24, 2003

It was VERY cool to attend an Apple Store event for the very first time. Here's my archived blog entry of the event. I didn't bring my camera in since I was too busy with other matters, but I found these photos on MacMinute by photographer Jack Rowland: "The line for the Panther launch at the International Plaza Apple Store in Tampa, Florida began forming around 6:30 p.m. The doors opened right at 8:00 p.m to cheers an applause from the Apple faithful. Each person who entered the store was greeted with a handshake and a smile from the store staff. I estimate that more than 300 people were in line at 8:00 p.m. With a 10% discount on all hardware and the same discount on everything else in the store if you bought Panther, everything was selling at a brisk pace. I left around 10:15 p.m. and about 100 people were still in line, since the staff was controlling the number of people in the store."