Congratulations to the Apple Retail chain hitting its decade milestone today. Like so many of Apple’s ventures, it was greeted with derision, subsequently hailed as best-in-class and ultimately shamelessly copied. Special shout out to Ron Johnson for creating the best consumer electronics experience in retail – and it’s not even close. Think about how the Apple Store does things the next time you go to pick up a shartphone at Best Buy only to discover that it’s a nothing but a sticker-faced plastic box. TMA still smiles a little every time he walks into one. It’s truly an extension of Apple’s product philosophy.