some of you are probably wondering whether i have received the apple powerbook yet (see the entry on september 28th for an explanation of the powerbook). sadly, i have to report that even though i only order the laptop two full days ago it still has not yet arrived. right now the status for shipment of the powerbook is listed as october 6, 2004. of course, the micro$oft office for mac software bundle that i also purchased from apple.com shipped yesterday. so one part of the order has been shipped and the other part is still being processed. i’ll keep you updated because i know that some of you may have trouble sleeping until i receive the powerbook. yet rest assured it will come soon.