- Telephone $160, a bundle of internet, cable and home phone
- Cell phone $65
- iPod $200 +/-
Here's what those things cost me in 1979:
- Internet $0
- Cable - less than $10, I can't remember exactly; maybe I didn't have cable
- Telephone $9.95 + long distance calls (rarely, and very short)
- Cell phone $0. Pay phones cost $.10 a call, maybe I spent a buck a year.
- Stamps for letters and cards and bill payments I mailed - probably $30 a year tops
- A Sony Walkman, first edition $350
- Batteries for said Walkman - incalculable. It chewed through two C cells for every 8-10 tapes, more if I used Fast Forward and Rewind
Of course I spent more on books and magazines, tapes and LPs, cigarettes and booze, and trouble in general in those days (mind you, I had to go out to find it.)
Now trouble comes right into my home. Aaah, the price of convenience.