Worshipping Masses Meet Their New God

A customer is cheered by Apple employees as he exits from Apple's flagship store on Fifth Avenue after being the first to buy the new iPad at this location, in New York, on March 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand.
The first new iPad sold at Apple's Fifth Avenue flagship store.Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

High priests and vestal virgins all look on as the chosen disciple emerges transfigured from his time in the temple. Woe unto you, scribes, pharisees, and non-early adopters.