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Old 08-10-2007, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much did a hard drive cost in the 1980's? What is the size for the cost?
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I don't know, but I found this:
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I had a picture, but I wanted to see if anyone else had a better one.

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Imagine the look on the guy's face who bought that, and the prices of today's hard drives.
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Imagine the look on the guy's face who bought that, and the prices of today's hard drives.
Yea, sucks to be him.

Back then it was 0.000003GB/$ , now it's like 5GB/$
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Yea, sucks to be him.

Back then it was 0.000003GB/$ , now it's like 5GB/$
And he was paying in 1980's money - Minimum wage was $3.10/hour
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And he was paying in 1980's money - Minimum wage was $3.10/hour
Wanna get smarter with me and correct my calculations?
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Wanna get smarter with me and correct my calculations?
I'm just saying inflation would make the drive even MORE expensive in today's money. like $7000. I think your math is fine, i didn't even check it.
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Its a bit off topic but not much
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Omgithasawordprocessingsystem

it actually cant even run a basic Text document because im pretty sure it uses more than 64k to use noepad nowadays
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