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21 Ads That Show You The Incredible Evolution Of Everyday Gadgets

"Anywhere" is a lot bigger when your hands aren't full.
"Anywhere" is a lot bigger when your hands aren't full.

We are definitely living in the best of possible times. At least technologically speaking. And what does technology give us? Comfort and access to information or a better communication, mostly. To illustrate the fantastic progress that has been made not only in the last century, but even just in the few last decades, one can simply think that 10Mb used to cost more than $3000 and now we can find 4Gb USB Flash Drives even for free in a lot of places.

(Source: Distractify)

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    So how have refrigerators changed in the last 40 or 50 years? Now you can buy a refrigerator with a double door? Big deal.

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    Now the cost of hard drives, that’s one I can relate to. The first hard drive I ever bought cost $340 and could store 30 MB, or over $10 per megabyte. The hard drive on my current computer is 250 GB. So at that same rate, my current hard drive is worth $2.5 million. I’m rich! I once worked as a consultant on a government project that required a terabyte of hard disk space. This was a major acquisition involving tens of millions of dollars. There was a team of people soliciting bids from computer manufacturers and carefully evaluating the available technology. Today at work I have a terabyte drive sitting on my desk that cost the company about $100.

  • Mark Daniel Johansen

    Well, you can’t really buy a Galaxy S III for 96 cents. Note the fine print: “With the purchase of a qualified 2 year service agreement.” So you can pay 96 cents down and exactly how much per month for 2 years? By that reasoning I could say that I bought my house for $5,000. That was all I paid on the down payment. There is the small matter of 30 years of mortgage payments that follow, though.

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    A Chromebook? That’s the best you could come up with for what you can buy now for $300? I just bought a brand new Laptop with a 17 inch touchscreen, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD and runs a real operating system for $320.