Slashdot has a story announcing that Microsoft will begin to be offered at Circuit City stores for $70/year.
I find it amazing that people will still pay for software just because it's the "industry standard" when there are so many alternatives out there that work just as well for free. If you can't grasp the idea of Google hosting your application there is always OpenOffice. Even Apple has decided Microsoft has held the reigns too long. iWork offers about the same group of applications for just a little more than 1 year of Microsoft Office.