The Price of Storage

Funny short story: today, a CMD HD with 80-megabyte storage solution for the Commodore 64/128 just sold for $375 shipped on ebay.  That comes to roughly $4800 per gigabyte, with NO manual and NO warranty.  I was tempted earlier today at BestBuy for a 1-terabyte storage solution that connects to your home router for one-button backup of your PC and allows for streaming media to my PCs and PS3 for under $200 with local pick-up.  That comes to roughly twenty cents per gigabyte, with manual, cables, and a 2-year warranty — more than 24,000x less per gigabyte than CMD HD.

Moral of the story: someone’s junk is someone else’s treasure.