• wojtek w.wojtek w., over 7 years ago


    12 points
  • Nathan NNathan N, over 7 years ago

    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.

    3 points
    • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, over 7 years ago

      I'd imagine most graphic designers at that time to be happy using their existing analog technologies.

      8 points
    • Eric H.Eric H., over 7 years ago

      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.

      0 points
  • Pavel Berger, over 7 years ago

    2015 value: $143,405.31

    2 points
  • Louis BLouis B, over 7 years ago

    So not much different to today's prices.

    2 points
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 7 years ago

    The AUD to USD conversion rate in 1987 was approximately 1.43. So take that into account.

    2 points
    • M. AppelmanM. Appelman, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      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)

      4 points
    • Joe Blau, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      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.

      5 points
  • Nicholas MandelbaumNicholas Mandelbaum, over 7 years ago

    31$ for a diskette storage box! what a scam!

    1 point
  • Patrick LoonstraPatrick Loonstra, over 7 years ago

    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.

    0 points
  • Jacob Kelley, over 7 years ago

    What does this have to do with design?

    0 points
  • Steven NgSteven Ng, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    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).

    0 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 7 years ago

    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.

    0 points
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    0 points