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The video needs only 30 seconds to make its point. And while the gist may seem telegraphed to some, the conclusion got my attention instantly.

This one's making the rounds in a hurry, too, so I'm guessing there's an advertising executive somewhere who's very happy.

(Update: Late Friday afternoon this video had a paltry 300 views on YouTube. Saturday morning, just shy of 9 a.m., it has 71,000.)

(Update: Sunday morning, 6:30: Up to 333,000 views. Ad exec will be out shopping for a new car today.)

(Update, Monday, 6:10 a.m.: Make that 609,000. Not bad for a weekend.)

(Update, Sept. 16, 11 a.m.: Seems that the version of the clip that I and many others used has been removed from YouTube. The one you see above is another copy.)

(Update, Sept. 16, 2 p.m.: This is getting curiouser and curiouser. Newsday issues statement; now I want to hear from Apple. See new post.)

(Update, Sept. 16, 2:30 p.m.: My second version of video has been disabled within the past half-hour. Would appear a full-blown YouTube take-down is underway.)

(Update, Sept. 17: A fly on the wall says Apple killed the ad.) 

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