To be fair right here at the top, I stole this idea from a talk over dinner with Shawn Blanc, Pat Dryburgh, Ben Brooks and other cool Internet guys.

To be honest right here near the top, I know I’ve written a lot about the Apple community over the last few weeks. Since the company’s earning call, many have.

With the record quarter and Macworld, it’s been a good few weeks for the nerds.

But who is the “Apple community” we keep talking about? Is it just bloggers and guys with clever Twitter handles? Is it developers? Apple employees?

Yes. It is all of them.

At dinner, we talked about how meeting the people who make our favorite apps and write our favorite websites is fun. Actual, genuine, water balloon fight fun.

It’s fun because we’re all on the same team. We’re all just guys (and gals) who enjoy making cool stuff, using cool stuff.

And that’s a hoot.