I always get suspicious when an author converts current prices into
1962 dollars for no apparent reason, and without explanation.
On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Roy Zimmer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think 50 cents would be right in the ballpark. My earliest scifi
> paperbacks cost me that much, mid-60's.
> Roy Zimmer
> Waldo Library
> Western Michigan University
> On 5/17/2011 11:18 AM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
>> On 5/16/2011 7:52 PM, Luciano Ramalho wrote:
>>> > And then we need to consider the rise of the Kindle. An ebook costs
>>> > about $1.60 in 1962 dollars. A thousand ebooks can fit on one device,
>>> 1) Why quote the ebook price in 1962 dollars? The reality in 2011 is
>>> that Kindle books in general are too expensive, particularly when
>> Yeah, how much did a paperback book cost in 1962? 50 cents? $1? I wasn't
>> alive then, but I bet $1.60 is expensive in 1962 dollars!