May 23, 2009
I was shopping for a new computer and office chair a few weeks ago and was struck by how absurd prices have become. I bought a fully loaded quad-core PC for about $500 and was stunned to find the best office chairs cost even more! What kind of crazy world do we live in? Consider all the research, engineering, design, manufacturing, assembly, shipping from the four corners of the earth… required to build a computer, then compare that process to a few pieces of plastic/metal with a cushion wrapped in some cloth or leather. Are you kidding me? That’s an astounding testament to the incredible productivity of the technology sector and those who work in it. Every other industry sucks in comparison, you heard me.