Hi AppleFritter Members-
Yesterday I was at an Apple Retail Store. While walking through the Store, my sense again was emphasized that the Company behind this Store had come to seem like a completely separated one from the Company we know the produced the Apple II computer line.
What, if any, sort of effect do you think it would have on customers if an initial area, in a somewhat prominent spot near the front of the store where people walk in, a table with a few museum quality, full Apple II and Retro Macintosh (Pre-1998) computers - maybe including an early Macintosh Laptop and early Apple CD Play - were nicely set up and running some sort of eye-catching graphics and sound-using software?
Then as customers would walk passed this comparatively modest-sized table or group of tables, which could constitute a connection to Apple's (and which customers could stop to look at and even try the machines of), then customers would transition into the vast majority of the Store with the new Apple Computer and other new Apple product offerings.
What sort of effect would adding this context have on current Apple customers, relative to not having such an initial context-establishing modest store section, especially given the remarkable remorse expressed by much of the public over the loss of Apple's Steve Jobs, long-time creative genius of incrementally-evolving, and sometimes radically new, enticing Apple products?