Thursday, September 11, 2008

$1,700 for a 6 Gig Hard Drive Computer!

That's right. That's what I paid back in 1997 for my 6.5 GB 233mHz computer! And check out the shipping....$170! Click to enlarge to see the positively ancient specs.

The computer I have now is a dual processor, 2.5 GHz 100 GB RAID drives, Dell XPS. It cost $1,100 about 2 years ago and now they have them in laptop size. It's amazing how far we have come both in decreased cost, miniaturization and speed. You can get one terabyte flash drives now for heaven's sake. And the other day my son's girlfriend was IMing me from the bus on her way to college. It's mind boggling really.