All right, a question for the crowd. Let’s say I have about $2,500 to spend —
(which is not to say that I do have $2.5K spend. It’s to say, let’s say I do)
— and that you’re me. Which would you rather spend that chunk of cash on:
a) The “Virginia Edition” of the collected works of Robert A. Heinlein, which features all of his novels and shorts stories plus most of the interviews and commentaries, speeches and articles he’s given, printed on heavy, acid-free paper, put in protective slipcases and each with a cover featuring the work of Donato Giancola (who, as you recall, did the hardcover artwork for Old Man’s War), all in a special, limited, never-to-be replicated series,
b) An Alienware Area 51 5500 computer with a 3.2 GHz Pentium dual core processor, 256MB PCI-Express x16 NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7900 GT graphics card, 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7,200 RPM w/ NCQ & 8MB Cache and Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi® XtremeMusic High Definition 7.1 Surround Sound
I mean, theoretically. And no, you can’t have both. You have to choose one.
What would you, as me, get?