After work last night I grabbed the iPod, a copy of Stop Stealing Sheep and took my place in line with the other geeks and dweebs — all of us in line to see Neo kick some virtual butt in the Matrix.

I thought I had come prepared, at least more than I was for waiting in line for Star Wars Episode I.

Yet I was reminded how old I am getting as the group in front of me came fully prepared with two Xboxs – linked for multiplayer goodness. Several more groups huddles around the blue glow of laptops as they watched the original movie while eating delivered pizza.

While the movie was good (read David Edelstein’s review), I was more impressed with all the entertainment being had back in the line.

At least now I have a real need for a silver Gameboy Advanced SP.