January 27 Will Be a Big Day

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Yesterday morning Apple announced that it will hold an invitation-only event in San Francisco on January 27 to announce its "latest creation" (probably the long-awaited iSlate). Sensing an opportunity to be overshadowed, the White House announced that the president will deliver the State of the Union on January 27 too. Who will care about the health care debacle when there's a new Apple product to drool over? [WSJ, NYT]