IBM mainframe goes for 99 cents

From: John Allain <>
Date: Fri Feb 25 16:29:58 2005

> A PC part is worth roughly 1/100th of it's
> value over about a 10-12 year time frame,

That's just Moore's Law, here's the math...
    2.000 x in 1.5 years is
    1.587 x in 1.0 year is
   101.6 x in 10.0 years

I think the other rule (that people already know)
is that when something goes below a value
of about 50?/lb, sellers don't want to carry the thing
around any more, the price then crashes, the thing
is scrapped and the rebound begins.

John A.
* kind of as neat and easy as 10bits = 1K
Received on Fri Feb 25 2005 - 16:29:58 GMT

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