They recommend that you reserve a time slot — lots of ’em, and then print out some sheet full of how the iPhone restricts your freedom.
I don’t care how bad the iPhone restricts your freedom: You do not stoop so low as to harass Apple Tech Support. You know what the support team’s only purpose is? They are there to HELP people.
The FSF’s shenanigans have been unusual in the past, but this one takes the cake. The last thing I would want as an Apple Tech Support person is to have some radical software hippie come barging through the store only to annoy me by telling me and every other customer that the iPhone is “Defective by Design.” Everyone, including myself, would laugh until their lungs popped out.
Needless to say, I am rather disappointed that the FSF wouldn’t do something that would really help the cause — making better software, instead of pulling guerrilla tactics on unsuspecting Apple Store employees. I am glad also not to be a part of such a community that would do such things, but instead handles situations professionaly (ever wonder why Ubuntu is so successful? That’s one more reason!)
Hopefully this particular little project will fail and never be brought back again. It’s amazing how people can think what they are doing is helping free software, when really all it is doing is bringing it back down.