Compact Disc Effect

Mike Johnston asks are we getting used to paying a premium for new tech?
I think it’s always been that way. Technology is expensive when new but rapidly goes down in price. Digital camera tech is advancing at such a rate that anything older than a few months old then it can be very obsolete.
As Mike says, with regards to the new Canon XT and NIkon D50, the price is getting closer to a more realistic level. Digital cameras have reached a level where they are challenging and surpassing film in terms of quality and that tech is getting cheaper. It’s no longer necessary to buy the most expensive model.
The same is happening with PC sales too. Who needs to be a 4GHz CPU when a much cheaper 2GHz machine will run your web browser just as well?

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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