Twitching all the way to the bank


Last Friday morning an orderly crush of pilgrims queued in the street around the ramparts of San Francisco’s central subway project tunnel boring, dripping slowly into the glass maw of the Apple Store.

Directed by informative cadres in gray Apple t-shirts, and provided bottled-water throughout hours and even days of holding ground out in the elements, the patient horde was rewarded with a new Gadget.

Blocks away, in the gray Moscone West convention hall, a riot of purple hair dye converged at the registration counter at the first ever, a gathering of those who Twitch. Inside, beyond an expo booth environment brimming with gaming stations, a 5-hour line snaked in wait for Twitch hoodies and shirts in the dark…

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