I like watching old TV shows, in part because you get a glimpse of a different time. Lately I've been enjoying All In The Family on Antenna TV, an over-the-air channel I get.
In one of tonight's episodes, from 1978, Edith wanted to buy Archie an "new color TV" for their 30th anniversary. She needed $500.
$500 in today's deflated money would still buy more TV than Edith could have bought at any price in 1978. Same goes for computers and all sorts of technological gadgetry. I love how that works.
I still have my first computer--complete with printer/cassette interface. I assume all it needs is some new hearing aid batteries to bring it back to life. If memory serves, the whole thing cost me $300 in the early 80's.