The little Apple reseller, right around the corner from where I live, closed down in early 2002 about 6 months after I bought my Mac. There is something sad about an abandoned Apple store. Another store (not Apple, unfortunately) opened at that space about 6 weeks later, so the abandoned look did not last for long. However, a large, already-outdated banner – advertising the G3 iMac (I think it was the “Think Different. Comes in Different Flavors” banner) hung on the side of the building until well into 2004. I hated and loved that banner. On one hand, it suggested that Apple was still selling outdated product. On the other hand, I liked those flavours, I liked that advertisement, and I still like my iMac G3.
When there's an eel in the lake that's as long as a snake that's a moray.