Books Books Books!
There are a number of factory outlet strip-malls along the I5 between the Canada/US border and San Fransisco.
We stopped at one in Anderson, CA on the way back. I picked up 13 computer books at the Book Warehouse there. 10 of them were $1 each, and 3 of them were $12, $8, and $4 respectively.
Then at the Peace Arches outlet 2 miles from the border, I got two more computer books for $1, and the Monty Python Encyclopedia for $8 (regularly $22).
The day before we left I got a new bookcase for my office. It was empty when I left. I guess I must have felt sorry for it. :-)
The books I got:
Apple: The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania and Business Blunders, by Jim Carlton
Machine Beauty, by David Gelernter
The Limits of Software, by Robert N. Britcher
Dealers of Lightning: Xerox Parc and the Dawn of the Computer Age, by Michael Hiltzik
Collective Intelligence: Mankind's emerging world in cyberspace, by Pierre Lévy
The NetRexx Language, by none other than Mike F. Colishaw
Understanding Groupware in the Enterprise, by Joanne Woodcock
The Internet & The World Wide Web: A Time Saving Guide for New Users, by Mark Kressin
Pantone Web Color Resource Kit, including Web Designer's Guide to Color, by Mordy Golding & Dave White
Mac OS 8 Revealed: A Technical Tour of the New Mac OS, by Tony Francis
Show-Stopper! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft, by G. Pascal Zachary
The Road Ahead, by Bill Gates
UML Distilled: Applying the Standard Object Modeling Language, by Martin Fowler with Kendall Scott
Pattern Languages of Program Design, by Vlissides, Coplien and Kerth
The one non computer book (sorta):
Monty Python Encyclopedia, by Robert Ross