Holiday shopping has never been a big thing for me, and this year, I dont expect to be any different. However, in response to my anguished, pointless whining below, Scott sent me the Best Buy Black Friday circular (pdf). Its not out yet, but its everywhere, it turns out (hes just really good at finding this stuff), and so Ill make it available here, too. There *is* a $400 laptop there (the one on the right here), and since at least two people I know are looking for laptops, it might be a good idea to consider Black Friday shopping. This particular model is like $150 off the “regular” price and $330 off the price its currently listing for on bb.com, so its a pretty good deal. Maybe not a spectacular, knock-me-out deal, but pretty good.
Its not, however, tiny and entirely flashdrive-powered. I think Im still in that market right now, although Im probably going to wait until a few financial things have settled before I get anything.