The Henrico School District in Virginia recently offered 1,000 used iBooks (yes, “used,” as in used and abused by high school students) for sale for $50 each. In order to facilitate an orderly sale of the machines, the sale was held at Richmond International raceway. The gates to the sale opened at 7AM to 5,500 people trying to get a cheap iBook and it immediately turned into a crowd crush that was regulated by only 5 police officers. Check out this coverage and videos on the Richmond NBC affiliate’s site.
Extremely disturbing stuff.