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The Good Old Days? No Way!  
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5734 posts, RR: 31
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1190 times:

1985: return flight Dublin-London could be had for as little as IR£120 (€152) + taxes.

2005: return flight Dublin-London can be bought for under €8 + taxes.

1985: the first mobile phones went on sale, costing IR£1,395 (€1,771). They were the size of a brick and could only be used within a 25 mile radius of Dublin.

2005: Now they almost give them away.

Any other comparisons as good as that?

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1185 times:

Internet fees.

Nowadays I am paying 9,99 EUR every month for a DSL flatrate, I don't know how much I paid a few years ago but it was much more.

Patrick


User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1177 times:

- Telecoms: fixed line international rates
- Electronics: TV, PC, etc.
- Cars: 5000$ cash back offers were unheard of in Switzerland 10 years ago


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1176 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
2005: Now they almost give them away.

That's more like it.  Wink Even though you do of course pay for the phone via the contract.

People who fondly remember the "good old days" often seem to forget that most things they liked back then do still exist, and they can be completely oblivious of the progress that's been made.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Well in the "good old days not that long ago" atleast you could gas up a sled at 69.9 instead of this 119.9 we are paying now... And airport security wasn't so damn picky... And the mountain biking trails weren't being paved over... And a pic on a.net wasn't so close to impossible...



CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 4):
And the mountain biking trails weren't being paved over...

OT: Are you kidding ? Are the really paving the bike trails in the Yukon ? I guess I must visit soon before all of your nature has been turned into strip malls.


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 5):
Are you kidding ? Are the really paving the bike trails in the Yukon ?

No, just 3 or 4 of the really heavily used "mulituse trails" in Whitehorse, as well as ripping out the trees and parking houses on several more popular mountain biking trails. I've whined before and will continue to do so, it pisses me off so much.

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 5):
I guess I must visit soon before all of your nature has been turned into strip malls.

I never thought I'd ever say this, but I think that almost might be a good idea.



CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

1985: ten minute phone call to US from NL (terrestrial) = €15.80/$18.95
2005: ten minute phone call to US from NL (terrestrial) = € 0.51/$ 0.61

1985: small 'bedroom-sized' colour tv with teletext = +/- € 350.00/$420.00
2005: small 'bedroom-sized' colour tv with teletext = +/- € 150.00/$180.00

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20641 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Circa 1990: Canon Bubble Jet Color Printer - US$10,000
2005: US$50 after rebate (or less)



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
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Pre 2003: Meigs Field existed.




2H4





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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

1985 - HIV was a death sentence.

2005 - HIV can be effectively managed with antivirals and people are surviving for decades.

Means a lot to me as I bumped into an old mate last night who was honestly at death's door some years ago, but is looking great today on combination therapy.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 10):
1985 - HIV was a death sentence.

2005 - HIV can be effectively managed with antivirals and people are surviving for decades.

Means a lot to me as I bumped into an old mate last night who was honestly at death's door some years ago, but is looking great today on combination therapy

Oh, man, I hope ted doesn't see this!


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1088 times:
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Well I would welcome gas prices from even last year right about now.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineScamp From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 11):
Oh, man, I hope ted doesn't see this!

Who's ted?



If it pisses off the right, I'm all for it.
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 10):
2005 - HIV can be effectively managed with antivirals and people are surviving for decades.

Too bad people also think it can be cured... well, NO!



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6453 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Parking fine:

1985: DKK 100 (€13)
2005: DKK 510 (€70)

Today it is often a more criminal act to park your car ten minutes overtime than to break the scalp of an innocent man.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13116 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 996 times:

1985: IBM or Compac Personal Computer, with a monochrome, 12" monitor, 10 MB hard drive, 8khz speed 80808 Intel CPU, 4mb RAM, DOS OS, productivity progams extra, no modem. $3000+ (~$ 9000 today). I know that as used such a computer.
2005: Dell with full color, 17" LCD monitor, 120 GB Hard drive, 512 MB RAM. 3.0 Ghz Intel CPU, modem, Windows OS and a basic package of productivity hardware. Maybe $800?
1985: EWR-Florida off peak time/day season advanced fare: $220 (with taxes)
2005: >$300 for the same flight/deal.


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