Microsoft Office for Mac Deal

This is the Thanksgiving shopping deal that you don’t want to miss. If you have any need for Microsoft Office on the Macintosh at all, now is your chance to get it for a ridiculously low price. For a short time only MacMall has an instant rebate on the Special Media Edition. (Note: If you click the link early, the non-sale price will show.) $350 INSTANT REBATE! Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition NOW only $69.99! (was $429.99) from 11/27-11/28

I was personally debating whether I was going to put MS Office on the new MacBook I am buying. This answers that question. In addition to the normal Office features, including Entourage which is the basically Outlook for the Mac, this special media edition includes Microsoft Expression Media. Expression Media is the program that used to be known as iView Media Pro before Microsoft bought them. It is an excellent document and imaging cataloging and retrieval program. Think of it as iPhoto on steroids.

So, there you have it. So far our of all the Black Friday previews I have seen, this is the big winner. And, by the way, Happy Thanksgiving!

[Update: 12/01/08] Please note that this deal has now ended. Sorry!

Gobble, Gobble, Vroooom!

If such is the way of your country, I hope that you and yours have a great Thanksgiving. I am spending the day with family, actually probably the weekend, so am just stealing a few minutes away for a quick post. Oh, and by the way, I actually saw some wild turkeys this morning! I was driving down a remote road heading to the store to get a paper when I saw all these birds off the side of the road. At first I thought they were buzzards, but on second look they turned out to be wild turkey! How many people can say they saw actually wild turkeys on Thanksgiving day?!

First, I am wondering how many of you are going shopping tomorrow in the infamous “Black Friday” shopping frenzy? I probably actually will be, but more to people watch and get out of the house than to shop. I may or may not end up buying anything as it will just depend on what I happen across and what strikes my fancy.

Also, if you are an automotive person so inclined, please stop by my British car site at I am currently working on some revisions to the home page and general site look and feel. What you see there now is the old stuff. Hopefully the version will go live before the weekend is out.

And finally a word about politics. Does it seem that the rhetoric is starting to get nasty and become exactly what all the candidates said it wouldn’t be? Doesn’t it seem that the extremely polarizing positioning is starting and accelerating? Is there any hope at all?