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Re: WHAT IS A BOOK???
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- Subject: Re: WHAT IS A BOOK???
- From: Paul Anderson <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 8 Mar 1998 14:18:43 -0500
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On Sun, 8 Mar 1998, Daria wrote:
> the prices of books keep going up, and the cost of memory devices and chips
> keep coming down, and children keep growing up.
I don't know about the price of books going up... It's stayed pretty
steady - it's the value of the dollar that's gone up. Computers are also
going to hit a plateua in the coming months when memory CAN'T get any
cheaper, nor can processors. The massive price sways of the early
nineties(sometimes prices of parts would drop more than $400 in a week!),
have begun to settle, and before long it'll stop. It has to, no one
short of IBM, MS and Intel is making any money off of computers.
Businesses may even begin to raise the prices. I run a small computer
business, and on each sale of a computer we make about $100, sometimes
less. Intel, however, IIRC has over a 100% markup(that's 100% of the
cost). Meaning if you buy a $100 processor from them, they pocket $50.
Anyways, you can't change the fact that computers need electricity, and
even though books take a dunk poorly, they sure take it better than a
CD-ROM drive. TTYL!
Paul Anderson - Self-employed Megalomaniac
"With all due respect, you, sir, have the intellect of a pickle."
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