<h4><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-5894" title="statue-of-liberty" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/statue-of-liberty.jpg" alt="statue-of-liberty" width="146" height="275" />This post is 3rd in the <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/category/mactalk-in-new-york/" target="_blank">MacTalk in New York</a> series, where Pete and I blog about going to New York to obtain iPads on the 3rd of April. If you haven't been keeping up, <a href="http://www.mactalk.com.au/category/mactalk-in-new-york/" target="_blank">check out the other posts in the series</a>.</h4>
There's been <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/apple-fanatics-prepare-for-ipad-launch-mania-20100323-qsgi.html" target="_blank">a lot</a> of <a href="http://apcmag.com/melbourne-mac-fan-flies-to-us-to-bring-back-the-first-ipad-in-australia.htm" target="_blank">talk</a> about me going to NY, but I have a travelling companion! Mr. Peter Wells (aka <a href="http://twitter.com/fulltimecasual">fulltimecasual</a>) will be there scoring iPads with me. He had this to say:

<em>I can wait a couple of weeks for an iPad - so why the hell am I going?!?</em>

<em>Well, partly to carry iPads for Anthony, partly to record the crazy bastard, partly because when he first started talking about flying to America just for an iPad, I insisted if he was doing it, he had to go to the 5th Avenue store. I might have oversold the magic of NYC a little too much and somehow i got roped in.</em>

<em>At this stage I'm not even planning on buying an iPad at launch for myself, so hopefully i can provide a nice contrast to Anthony, who seemed ready to burst last time we spoke… Or maybe sleeping in front of an Apple store with the crazy bastard will convince me to buy five. Who knows?</em>

<em>I also didn't know, until he told me last week, that Anthony has never been overseas. With that in mind, dragging the boy from St. Albans around Manhattan should be entertaining enough, even if the iPad turns out to be a dud - although, whatever happens in SoHo stays in SoHo!</em>

<em>I hope you guys enjoy the stuff we post on the trip!</em>

<em>--Pete</em>

He leaves for the Big Apple tomorrow morning and I will be meeting him there on Friday night.

Keep an eye out on the blog for another post about what nerd tools we're taking with us on the trip, and for next week's podcasts, which will come direct from New York!