apparently the new tablets are going to cost around 400 bucks.
Laptops are expected to get as cheap as calculators did.
I remember in 1978, my Lil Mama had a burning need for a 'full service' calculator. (it had a small reciept printer attached to it, and apparently could do something with sine and co sine functions (although none of us ever ventured into this forbidden territory). It also had some advanced 'memory' functions (Dabbling in the smokey theological territory of these so called 'memory functions' marked the beginning of my Lil Mama's lifelong struggle against demons in everyday household items that would find its fullest expression in her legendary battles with the legions who controlled microwave ovens and VCR Players)
Anyways, it was a texas instruments calculator (pretty groovy hi tech brand at the time) and it cost her 138 dollars.
In today's post Bush dollars, that would be enough to mortgage a house in Arlington.
Armed with the Texas Instruments Advanced Full Service Calculator, my Lil Mama was a goddess amongst Pentecostal women for almost four years. These days the same calculator would qualify as a Steampunk artifact with a good bronzing.
In a recent discussion with a local industry guy, the price of Laptops is expected to drop to about 200 in March.
I wonder how much it costs to have a laptop bronzed?