The day after thanksgiving is called black friday, and not without a reason. The black friday is a sale - stores offer massive discounts, crowds line up to take the loot.
This black friday, we reached the store at 5:30 hoping that there will be 50 - 100 ppl in front of us. When I reached there, there were a 800 strong crowd who were patiently waiting to start shopping - men women and children, all waiting for the phenomenon - "the store gates to open". What was more suprising than the strength of the crowd was the fact that the crowd was well behaved... no pushing, etc. etc.. that we get to see so often at home.
Anyway, I was poorer by about 600 dollars (alas) .. by the end of the day, and the rampage had left me with no doubts about human psycology when it comes to sales -- "grab 'em cheap" :)
Ram gave me the long sought after link for Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainance. This is a bible, I indend to visit every few months. And if you have not read this book, pick it up, its an eyeopener, if it does not change your life.
Am going thru the sicp videos - part 2b. This is also very inspirational. The fundamental idea is that of "wishful thinking". Professor Sussman threw out the idea of design first and implement later... he was more like, defer dependency till it can be deffered, but be aware that procastination is evil.
It seems that there is so much to do but hardly enough time for all this. Damn !!!