Thursday, June 14, 2007

computers, coupons and chochma

I just bought myself a new computer (as you know from a previous blog entry) and it came with Windows Vista. I really don't like it very much. Apart from using up so much memory that I can't do anything else, I can't get my Bar Ilan responsa CD to work. Hopefully they will send me a patch or something to make them compatible. Otherwise I'm not very happy.

Speaking of computers and programmes, a friend just showed me his newest toy - otzar hachochma which is a hard drive that comes with 23,000 books!!! It is on sale this week because of Jewish Book Week for $1380 (do they have that outside of Israel, or is it only a local thing?) It is quite amazing. you get the original text of all these books, including some manuscripts (I think there are 13 different versions of Talmud) but most importantly it is searchable! You can look by word or by topic or by author... Enough books to keep a person happy for a lifetime!

The computer I bought was a Dell laptop, and I thought I had got a good price, but I am kicking myself because I just found this site which has coupons for even bigger discounts off of Dell computers.

Dell computer coupons

I could have probably saved hundreds of dollars (which I could have used to buy Otzar Hachochma). Oh well, I'll know better for next time.

There is also a main page for other kinds of coupons (over 1000 different participating stores) so if you want to buy anything at all it is probably worth a look.

Happy shopping.

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