Crazy how much computers used to cost. Imagine having a team of designers all trying to fight to use the only mac in the office.
I'd imagine most graphic designers at that time to be happy using their existing analog technologies.
That was my high school's newspaper journalism class. . . Anyone who got to sit next to "Big Momma", which had an enormous 20MB HDD, meant they were saving stories and layout to ship to the print house.
The AUD to USD conversion rate in 1987 was approximately 1.43. So take that into account.
Ooooh, that's why the prizes are so crazy high! ;-)
Edit: I believe the correct conversion rate is 1 AUD=0.7236 USD which runs your total to: 48,832.15 USD. (source)
Factoring that in and the rule of 72...
67485 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 1.43 = $5,899 USD today which isn't that bad when you consider that a top of the line Mac Pro today could run you nearly $10,000.
Edit: Daniel is right: I have no idea how to do math.
wait... aren't u applying the rule of 72 in the wrong direction in that case?
2015 value: $143,405.31
So not much different to today's prices.
31$ for a diskette storage box! what a scam!
The price for the Mac carrying bag is even worse.
This is cool. Can't we make a imgr.com album for all kind of images related to design. I collect them allready to acffca.tumblr.com.
What does this have to do with design?
Are those prices so high because of the "Australian Markup", i.e. the cost to get the goods to the land down under?
IIRC, the list price of a Mac SE w/20MB hd in Canada was around $2K - $3K, maybe a little more expensive than the Apple IIgs. We had a weak dollar back then (and now).
I assume this is like buying a Mac Pro noways you spend around 5k if you want it with upgrades and 2 monitors, can go to 7K easily.
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