When we were young tech costs were tiny!

80s-tech-01-0413-lgnIn recent years the costs for all our tech has increased dramatically, if you have kids it exponentially increases as they grow!

Think about the costs of technology in the 80’s

(if you can remember that far back)

  • TV
  • VCR (If you were really well off)
  • Telephone (On a dodgy table by the front door)
  • ZX Spectrum connected to a 14′ portable TV
  • Sony Walkman (For the Uber Rich and Cool)
    That’s about it!

    From an electricity perspective we used a tiny amount in comparison to today.

    Fast Forward now to 2013

  • LCD TV’s (In many rooms)
  • SkyBox, DVD … blah blah blah
  • Mobile Phones
  • Tablets
  • MP3 Music players
  • eBook Readers
  • Broadband

    I could go on and on but you catch my drift here, modern times are a feast of tech with the price tag to match.

    For parents it can be a real struggle, kids need a phone, broadband, a laptop, an Xbox, a printer with unlimited ink and now they want a tablet, not to mention the electricity to run it all.

    How culture has changed is interesting, is it for the better? having all the kids win at the school sports day and knowing where we are every waking (and sleeping) moment, being able to track our kids, and text, call or chat is less of a stress when you need to know where they are.

    I’m not even going to mention social tools, but dare I say it, life was a lot simpler before.

    That’s progress 🙂

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