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All I want for Christmas

By Steve Jones,

It's the Christmas holiday, and many of you might be already out celebrating and away from work this week. Today is usually a day off for many companies, with last minute preparations for the celebrations this weekend.

Those of us working in IT are very lucky for the most part. We have good jobs, jobs that don't require heavy physical exertions, we work in offices not in inclement weather, and we are paid well relative to many other professions. 

I'm not Santa Claus, but I'll offer up a virtual knee for this holiday poll:

What would you like to get for Christmas?

I'm looking for anything technology related, for work, for fun, or for the family. It doesn't even have to require electricity, but what fun gift would you like to get this year? Have some fun and dream a little, but not too much. Someone close to you might read your answer and actually pick out the gift for you if it's affordable and reasonable.

For me, there's not much I want or need in the technology space, and I'm actually trying to reduce the amount of technology stuff I have and work "lighter" with less stuff. However the one thing that I don't need, but I'd like, is an Airport Extreme router that I can mount in the kitchen, add a set of speakers, and plug in my iPhone for music while I cook.

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