No matter that today is Adbuster's Buy Nothing Day, it is time to shop till you drop. It's Black Friday, America's true Thanksgiving tradition, the official start of the Christmas holiday shopping spree that will account for the majority of retail sales in the USA.
Circuit City currently sells the Compaq notebook for $499, a discount from the $680 list price. Subtract a $280 instant rebate at the store and a $100 mail-in coupon from the $680 and add in a 12-month subscription to Vonage VoIP, and the laptop can be yours for $100.
What might you get for a Ben Franklin? It will not be a One Laptop Per Child Children's Machine XO. It will be a conventional laptop with a Celeron M 420 CPU, 15-inch screen, DVD and CD burner, 512MB RAM and a 60GB. And it will be going fast.
For those willing to wait, those that want a real paradigm shift in computing technology, eBay OLPC sales are inevitable