http://www.strassmann.com/pubs/cw/real-costs.shtml

berubetto-naito:

rapid-apathy:

berubetto-naito:

rapid-apathy:

The average costs of ownership of a personal computer have finally made the headlines. Recently, Fortune Magazine quoted the annual cost of PC ownership at more than $9,000, The Economist at $6,400, The New York Times at $13,000 and Business Week at $8,000. The most frequent source of these numbers is the Gartner Group, who will oblige with estimates ranging from $7,138 to $13,000.

This is what I will contribute to the “I want to live in the 90s” kids.

This is probably why we didn’t have a computer until I was like nearly in high school. At least my last year of junior high.

I had to go to the library to use the computer, or then come to school early and stay late.

We didn’t get one until 97 (I was almost out of HS). I remember being so furious the year before my parents bought my mom a serger which cost about the same. But I never used a computer for school. I did in colleges of course, but not until after 2000. We had these Macs in middle school I think, which were a huge joke except to play Oregon Trail on. And I think we practiced typing and other things that only seeded hatred for all apple products forever.

OH GOD MAC IN THE 90s!!! I completely forgot about that. These Iphone kids would shit a brick if they knew about those.

I think we got ours in 99 or so, it very well may have been 98 but it was very heavily monitored and we didn’t really use it for school. Not until I was in high school at least.

ONE BUTTON MOUSE PIECE OF TRASH

http://www.strassmann.com/pubs/cw/real-costs.shtml

berubetto-naito:

rapid-apathy:

The average costs of ownership of a personal computer have finally made the headlines. Recently, Fortune Magazine quoted the annual cost of PC ownership at more than $9,000, The Economist at $6,400, The New York Times at $13,000 and Business Week at $8,000. The most frequent source of these numbers is the Gartner Group, who will oblige with estimates ranging from $7,138 to $13,000.

This is what I will contribute to the “I want to live in the 90s” kids.

This is probably why we didn’t have a computer until I was like nearly in high school. At least my last year of junior high.

I had to go to the library to use the computer, or then come to school early and stay late.

We didn’t get one until 97 (I was almost out of HS). I remember being so furious the year before my parents bought my mom a serger which cost about the same. But I never used a computer for school. I did in colleges of course, but not until after 2000. We had these Macs in middle school I think, which were a huge joke except to play Oregon Trail on. And I think we practiced typing and other things that only seeded hatred for all apple products forever.

sminchpinch replied to your link
What? Seems high.

The article is for business to try to to estimate their IT budgets, and since it was in 1997 people were mostly guessing, lol.

But the average PC itself to purchase (without taking in other factors of cost of ownership) was around $3k.

http://www.strassmann.com/pubs/cw/real-costs.shtml

The average costs of ownership of a personal computer have finally made the headlines. Recently, Fortune Magazine quoted the annual cost of PC ownership at more than $9,000, The Economist at $6,400, The New York Times at $13,000 and Business Week at $8,000. The most frequent source of these numbers is the Gartner Group, who will oblige with estimates ranging from $7,138 to $13,000.

This is what I will contribute to the “I want to live in the 90s” kids.

berubetto-naito:

rapid-apathy:

DEEWWW EEET!!

Perhaps I will. Was a simpler time, where folk found no need to lock their doors and parents didn’t worry. Boys and girls went out into the city square, yellin’ about for they friends to join them in mighty fun games of using black nail varnish, watching sitcoms or good ol’ Green Day appreciation. Simple eye liner did a nice girl just fine, and we didn’t care about the likes of sex and such like today, no sir. It was a better, more meaningful time.

I can see it now when I close my eyes. Vanilla Ice posters, single cassette tapes, Simpsons plastered on everything, countless Lisa Frank themed school supplies. Seemed like such a magnificent time would never end. Yep, those were the days alright.

Wouldn’t mind going back there myself. Having to learn about all these things out there nowadays and I just don’t feel I can keep up.

If I could have the 90s with the internet then I would never leave. Fuck this time period for real, lol.

DEEWWW EEET!!

Perhaps I will. Was a simpler time, where folk found no need to lock their doors and parents didn’t worry. Boys and girls went out into the city square, yellin’ about for they friends to join them in mighty fun games of using black nail varnish, watching sitcoms or good ol’ Green Day appreciation. Simple eye liner did a nice girl just fine, and we didn’t care about the likes of sex and such like today, no sir. It was a better, more meaningful time.

I can see it now when I close my eyes. Vanilla Ice posters, single cassette tapes, Simpsons plastered on everything, countless Lisa Frank themed school supplies. Seemed like such a magnificent time would never end. Yep, those were the days alright.

Hello!

buzzfeed:

williamshatner:

So I’m new to this but old to Social Media.  My purpose for being here is to blog about my experiences online and get out of the 140 character limit.

I have tried turning on the /ask feature but it’s just fills my inbox with random posts and questions that I see everywhere else. 

I’m going to try to do something different here - to manage the topic of conversations.  If you follow me you must wait 2 weeks before you can reply (it’s not my rule; it’s Tumblr.)

I look forward to discussing topics.  If you follow me on other social media sites you’ll know I take everything with a bit of fun; hopefully that will continue on this site as well.

I have to get started on my first blog.

My best, Bill

ATTENTION TUMBLR THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

That post made me think maybe I should start a, “True Tales From the 90’s” blog and jojo-kun and I could write our experiences of that exhilarating time in our world’s history, a distant time, a different time.