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Time Warp (32 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 28-July-2004  12:59:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few people mentioned this, but only Ranga sent in a scan of it. APC Magazine have (perhaps unwittingly) provided us with a window to the past in their August issue. Page 158 seems to be a reprint of an ad from July 2001. Whether this is an editing error or a clever ploy by the advertiser to get more attention (it worked) we may never know, but it's interesting to see just how much money we paid for things back then. Anyone else remember when a 30GB HDD cost $200-250 and a P3-1GHz was $445?

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Actually, the prices there aren't too scary. I remember when eight 1MB 30-pin simms would set you back over $1000, in about 1993 or so. Here's a thought: I'll dig around and find a small prize here, for the person who scans in an ad page from the oldest Australian computer magazine and emails it to me by this time tomorrow. The page has to show the date somehow and have funny/scary pricing on it. Tins of Penguin mints to the runners-up. Dig out those back-issues!

Speaking of magazines, mpot noticed that Silicon Chip gave us a nice mention in their latest issue, so thanks to them.

Finally, I've written another article for APC, which should be in their October issue. It's a very basic (from an OCAU perspective) guide to installing a water-cooling kit in your PC.

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