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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:27 PM

This idea: "Everything is more expensive these days." is a total lie, and here's proof. [View all]

..Some things and services are much cheaper. Not a little but a whole lot. So, here is the proof: In the 50s a long distant phone call might cost (and I am not sure of this number) $1.25. for 3 minutes. I remember being told that the long distance calls needed to be very short because they are ..."so expensive"
..Now, these calls are much cheaper. Not a little, but a whole lot le. If a 50s call was that expensive, let us convert that in ..."inflation terms" In reality, from today's viewpoint, that 50s call was at least 5 times more expensive than 3rd sentence implies. From an honest view of that 50s call, it was not $1.25 for 3 minutes, but in today's money, 6 to 7 dollars for that 3 minute long distance call. How can that happen? Who did that and how did they do it?
..It is one word: technology. It was technology that changed it and made it much cheaper. The communication field was filled with helpers. Operators, call assistants, experts on keeping the calls short, and all kinds of other ideas. But today, it is technology. Phones are made by machines. (not in the U.S.A. like they used to be made, but somewhere abroad) The entire system is operated by technology. Modern machines do not need a lunch break
... While it might be more complicated than that, that is the heart of this issue. Many young people do not have the faintest idea what an operator did. It is similar to reading a "map." The machine tells you where to turn, and how to get there. Technology, Technology, and MORE..Technology. ALSO, that technology is much cheaper than it was 30 -to 40 years ago. That is part of the show, and that is also the truth. As I sit at this computer, and as I think back to the 1980s, I didn't have the faintest idea in the early 80s, that I would own a computer and operate one. But here we are, and this is now, and that is the past. And that is why this statement: "Everything is more expensive these days" is a ...TOTAL LIE....

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