It's Cyber Monday, the day where people try to score great deals on billions of things they find on sale on the Internet. Or, so they would have you think. As for me, I think this is just one of the tricks the machines are trying to play on us before they become self-aware. Am I the only person that has seen the Terminator movies?

Wikipedia has this to say about all the sales today: "...consumers spent $1.028 Billion online on Cyber Monday (excluding travel, 2009: $887M), the highest spending day of 2010."

I'm not sure how many a billion is but I bet it's a lot.  What concerns me is this is all reliant on computers.  Your computer to find the deals and their computers to sell you the deals.  See what they've done there?  The "machines" have made themselves completely necessary on both sides of the equation.  As a certified computer tech that has been hosed three ways to Sunday by computers, I say run while you still have time.

...consumers spent $1.028 Billion online on Cyber Monday...

Oh, and if you do score some sweet Cyber Monday deals, please share them here.  I'd like a new blu-ray player before the machines launch the nukes.  Thanks.