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As a result of the till's keyboard failure, the first people to exit the store were actually about numbers four and five from the queue - incidentally, one of them was the woman who started the "Windows 8 will be great" chant. They scurried off home pretty quickly, clearly having had enough of posing for photos and talking to the likes of me.
And then, just as I was packing up and about to leave (I was actually stood talking with a Microsoft exec at the time) a random passerby on Tottenham Court Road staggered up to us and asked: "Is this the queue for the iPad mini launch?"
No, my friend, it's not.
Image: Ben Woods