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Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is over with, and considering that this is "Cyber Monday," I figured it would be in order for me to go ahead and send you my Christmas wish list.
Not to be presumptuous or anything...because I've definitely been a bad boy this year (what else is new, right?)
But, I also have been very productive at the Big Blue beehive, and was just thinking perhaps that a little bit of that effort might...and I emphasize the might...you know, circle back my way a little sumpin sumpin, you know what I'm sayin'?
Like the rest of America -- 32 percent of which in a recent survey indicated that they would be shopping online on this wonderful celebration of all things digital e-commerce and the soon-to-be-arriving Kris Kringle (and which will likely contribute to a 1/3 drop in American business productivity for the day) -- I, too, am most interested in electronics...as every year.
(And I want to make sure I'm helping make my own contribution to the $700M US that comScore is projecting will be spent today alone in e-commerce purchases!)
First up on my list is the new Amazon e-reading device, the Kindle.
Yes, Jeff Bezos may, in fact, be using the Kindle as a Trojan horse way into his version of the electronic lock-in of the future reading experience.
But if I get a Kindle, I can charge myself to read my own blog, in which case I can then tell people there are paying customers of said blog.
My mom will be extremely proud. And I know, Santa, you wouldn't want to let my mom down.
Next up, I'd really like to get my own social networking agent. I've been spending more and more time trying to tell all my Facebook friends what I'm up to, and accept all those Plaxo Pulse invites, and write all those LinkedIn business reco
Well, Santa, at some point a guy has to get some real work done.
So I was thinking: Perhaps you and the Elves could find it in your hearts to forego the coal and get me some hired help? I promise I'll use them exclusively to help on the social networking front (believe me, there's no shortage of stuff to do).
They won't have to make copies or go get coffee or anything, I swear. And, who knows, it could very well turn into a great permanent position for the right motivated little networker.
Next up...and was there ever really any question about this...I'd like to finally get my chance to get a Nintendo Wii ($579 U.S. at LowestDeal.Com!)
Last I heard, IBM made the "Broadway" 90-nanometer microprocessor used in the Wii, so by buying a Wii, you'll actually be helping to boost IBM's share price, which I just know has to lift your holiday spirits.
Moreover -- and I'm sure word's out around the North Pole on this front -- that Rayman Raving Rabbids game for the Wii is insane fun, Santa!
Santa, let me just ask you this one question: Have you ever thrown a virtual cow ball and hammer style? The elves? How about Rudolph?
Well, you guys have no idea what you're missing, especially after a long day at the office dealing with all the political in-fighting that I'm sure must be going on at the North Pole during this time of year.
I can tell you right now, Rayman Raving Rabbids alone is reason enough to get your own Wii (while you all are hunting through eBay to get mine.)
Best Buy's Cyber Monday price for Rayman Raving Rabbids 2: $48.99 U.S.
You can't afford not to buy a whole bunch of copies at that price, Santa!
Well, I have to get back to it. I've now done my small part in wasting precious American business productivity on Cyber Monday.
And Santa, just one final reminder: that's Todd "Turbo" Watson, with two 'd's, and a "Turbo" in the middle.