I remember when I bought my first Macintosh computer
in 1984. It boasted a full 128K of RAM. No hard drive. A 400K internal
floppy drive and an external twin drive. I also purchased a dot-matrix
printer. All for merely $4000+.
Yeow. That is over $8,000.00 in today’s wimpy money.
Imagine what $8K would buy me today:
A two 3.0 Ghz Quad-core Intel Xeon (8 core) Mac Pro tower with 8 GB of
RAM, two, 1 TB hard drives, an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB graphics
card with two dual-link DVI connections, a 30-inch Apple Cinema HD
display, a second 23-inch Apple Cinema HD display, two 16x DVD
SuperDrives, and and Airport Extreme card with 802.11n wireless and
Oh, well. Maybe someday I can at least afford to buy an iPhone and the
$60/month data and voice fees so I can have a computer in my pocket
that is miles better than the first iMac that sat on my desk.
One can dream, I suppose...
(from Don't Get Me Started!