This is an old, hackneyed trope, I know, I know—expressing amazement over Moore's Law. But I just I don't know whether this or this is the more impressive. Check those prices. Whew. I think I exist in a persistent state of Moore's Law Shock. (There should be a better term for that.)
I put the cards in the "Recommended By M.J." box on the right. I don't need any cards, and it's killing me. (Six-seventy per gigabyte, with free shipping!) I realize probably nobody else needs any cards either, but somebody should get that great deal, if I can't.
My sister-in-law, Barbara, is a really, really good shopper. Whenever she says, "Guess how much I paid for this?" my rule is, take the lowest price I could ever envision myself paying, and cut it in half. Most of the time, my guess is too high. It's like that with memory and storage now.
And about the free shipping you can get for those cards (speaking of truckin'): I recently ordered a set of inks for my inkjet printer. The nine ink cartridges, each appreciably smaller and lighter than a pack of cards, were sent in no less than three separate shipments. Three times, the big Fed-Ex truck pulled up outside my house and the driver hopped out carrying a wee little package for me. I don't know how they do that and still make any money, but I think this means that my next stretch of inkjet prints are going to have really heavy carbon footprints. Life in the 21st century.
Then again, maybe I do know how they do that and still make money: ASAP-Inkjet.com recently calculated that if you were to fill up the gas tank of a Ford Expedition SUV with average-priced inkjet printer ink, it would cost you $386,070!
I sure wish Moore's law applied to printer ink.
Featured Comment by Huw Morgan: "As I was reading your post, the low ink reminder screen popped up on my monitor. Sigh."