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.
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