this week, there's been a lot of hype about people, lines, and the iphone and all manner of news has been peppered with images that look like this one - an AP wire photo had the following caption on cnn.com:

Martin Perez, left, and Erika Puquirre, right, are at the head of a line in front of an Apple Store in Santa Monica, Calif.

here are some other human lines...

to the right is a photograph of people waiting to vote in Sierra Leone

the left is one that depicts people waiting in line for coal in Amsterdam in 1956

the soup kitchen line during the great depression

waiting for a wiggles concert at disney land, in california

malawians waiting in line for food rations