Tag archives for cost

  1. Cost of Christmas Lights

    A friend of my had a concern as to the cost to keep the Christmas lights on during this holiday season. As it so happens, I have a specialty in electrical systems. So, how much does it cost?

    Let’s assume 5 strands of 150 lights each, for a tota…

  2. For The Price of a Computer in 1989

    Tandy 5000

    This is going to be somewhat unscientific, but here goes. 20MHz Intel 80386 Microprocessor -> Today’s Price ~ $1.56 (3.2GHz Intel P4 @ $250 / 3200 X 20) 2MB RAM -> Today’s Price ~$0.36 (256MB Kingston Value RAM @ $50 / 256 X 2) The cost of the CPU is roughly 48% of the total…