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Date: 02/19/10 12:02 PM

46 Responses to The Cost Of Technology [Infographic]

  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    Link: The Cost Of Technology - The bad news? It ain`t cheap to keep up with new technology. The good news? It`s cheaper now than it used to be...
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    wcclark Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    I`d take a DynaTAC 8000x over an iPhone anyday.
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    Phillei Male 18-29
    108 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    hmm, the cost of most of the newer stuff when they were new to the market seems like it would be pretty close to the price of the old stuff no what im sayin
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    The good news? It`s cheaper now than it used to be...

    Its not good news, it means that a few years from now you`ll be kicking yourself seeing today`s products on sale for 1/3 of what you`d spent.

    Hell that`s the case now with the whole Mac vs. everything else fiasco

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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    I wonder how many people will look at that tandy and say "That thing is better than what they compare it to"
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    Who pays $899 for their printer? Especially for a $70 printer?
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    In 1980, a 26MB hard-drive would set you back $193,000 (£125,387). I am not joking. That is not a typo. Imagine taking out a second mortgage to afford 26MB of space...

    In comparison you can buy 26MB of storage now for $0.07/£0.04. Don`t believe me? Source: http://www.everyjoe.com/thegadgetblog/ha...

    I love the latest technology, but I still like to go back and see where it all came from.

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    smithno13 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    Gorgack, learn to quote your sources.
    A 26 mb hard drive cost $5000.00, which set the gigabyte at a rate of $193,000.00
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    "Who pays $899 for their printer? Especially for a $70 printer?"

    business that actually use their computer for something productive

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    smithno13 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    "business that actually use their computer for something productive"
    Who pays 899 dollars for a printer THAT COSTS 89 DOLLARS.
    http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/print...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    O its scary about technology!
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    agamemnon Male 18-29
    215 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    gorgack2000, you didn`t read that article correctly. A 26MB HD cost $5000 in 1980. $193,000 is the price per gigabyte.

    Similarly, the article does not say you can buy a 26MB HD for 7 cents today. It says you can buy a 1TB HD for $75, which is about 7 cents per GB.

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    I paid $80 for my 1Tb Seagate.

    Also, gorgack2000, learn to read.

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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    There was a report out in the UK ~1 month ago that also said we get our technology cheaper nowadays.

    And I may I suggest my tactic of staying ~2-3 years behind the pace of technology? Drasticly reduced prices for the same buzz when you upgrade.

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    daisy822 Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    my dad has a crappy old atari in the attic! :D
    *grabs and runs for the auction hall*
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    Finwicket Male 18-29
    371 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    macs suck!
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    Macs do suck, why have a Tb of space if you can`t use it?
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    odeed Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    "Macs do suck, why have a Tb of space if you can`t use it?"

    They said that about Gigabytes in the Nineties.

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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    CELL PHONE 8 GS WOW
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    Ivar2112 Male 18-29
    271 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    Macs do suck, why have a Tb of space if you can`t use it?

    Why wouldn`t you be able to use it? I have a 1Tb external hard drive that`s full...

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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9254 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    My shop teacher had one of those really old phones in the classroom, it was real cool.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    I imagine you had to get assignments done with considerable time to spare just to turn it in on time.
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    kakabaka23 Male 18-29
    6 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    dear god an apple 2 cost 2,638 dollars?!!!
    people were seriously being ripped off.
    48kb of ram,christ.
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    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    why is it more expensive now? Because its "vintage"? isnt it just a piece of useless crap?
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    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    Reminds me of those Prime Computer adverts from the 80`s. The ones with Tom Baker and Lala Ward. Where he asked her to marry him, and she was just like `Clever Prime!`
    Thost adverts were really weird :-)
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    Nucleartoast Female 13-17
    258 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    for the love of god! it`s only taking in account the change of money rates in modern days and apply them to the prices of electronics back then; factoring in inflation and etc. The value of money changes people, keep up. i`m looking at you duckflash, idiot.
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    xParanoia Female 18-29
    767 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    We just got the 27" iMacs in my high school. Waiting so many years for new computers was so worth it.
    I want to play WoW on them.
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    s1lverw0lf Male 30-39
    25 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    @duckflash
    they DON"T cost more now. it`s taking into account inflation and showing the equivalent in today`s money. like a loaf bread used to cost a nickel...but a week` pay was only around $40
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    Piepig Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    Yay for technology.
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    luniboy Male 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 8:23 pm
    @xParanoia
    It`s a drating mac...
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    But what of our prices compared to the past?
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    HayleeHavok Female 18-29
    91 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    TBH,I read Dot Matrix and thought of Reboot <333
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    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    very good point nidonemo. whilst the price for technologies decreases in comparison to the past, the price of neccesities increases with inflation and taxes so it isnt all that great, we can afford to keep in contact with the cyber world, but the real world costs us more, but still the cost of living is worth more than the cost of death :D
  34. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    Printers.
    pooty back then, still pooty now.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 2:47 am
    i kinda miss the sound of my old dot matrix. footfooooooooooootftfootfoooooooooooooooooot........

    no. I shouldn`t try and type noises.

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    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 7:03 am
    this thing is idiotic and makes no account for even the most basic economic principles.
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    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 7:58 am
    SO the only way to justify the price of the mac is to compare it to a product released 30 years ago. well done.
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    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 8:10 am
    @s1lverw0lf oooh i get it! thanks!
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    canda1985 Male 18-29
    118 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    @Flibmeister http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is-HVxmUE...
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    R33MIX Male 13-17
    77 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    oh, inflation.
  41. Profile photo of MetalLinx
    MetalLinx Female 13-17
    257 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    everyone complains that something is too expensive just for the fact that they cannot have it
  42. Profile photo of Shokz
    Shokz Male 18-29
    117 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 9:19 am
    "SO the only way to justify the price of the mac is to compare it to a product released 30 years ago. well done."

    Look, they`re trying, ok, it`s not their fault they`re relying on a picture of a half eaten fruit alone... :`(

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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 9:45 am
    "everyone complains that something is too expensive just for the fact that they cannot have it"

    Or can`t afford it?

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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
    1194 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    I had to buy ffvii again for $40. But I sold KOTOR for $30 so not a big deal.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    "SO the only way to justify the price of the mac is to compare it to a product released 30 years ago. well done."

    No, the only way to justify the price of the mac is that it`s the price at which Apple makes a maximum profit- the same way to justify the price of just about any good on the free market. If people weren`t willing to buy Macs at the current price, the price would go down.

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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    "SO the only way to justify the price of the mac is to compare it to a product released 30 years ago. well done."

    No, the only way to justify the price of the mac is that it`s the price at which Apple makes a maximum profit- the same way to justify the price of just about any good on the free market. If people weren`t willing to buy Macs at the current price, the price would go down.

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