It reminds me a question a friend asked a while back. An old man knowing nothing of computer asked me: "How much does a software cost these days?!"
Reminds me of something similar too... I wrote a custom materials handling program a few years ago (back when 1.44 inch floppies were still used and the customer questioned why he had to pay me a few thousands for a floppy that just cost about 100 Rupees
why he had to pay me a few thousands for a floppy that just cost about 100 Rupees
Sometimes in such situations I wonder shall I laugh now or cry?!
Maybe part of the problem is that we didn't go through the path that west did before they got here. I mean they had industrial era, information era and now that I don't know what is it invention, communication or maybe computer and technology era. But there they are where they shall be.
Thanks to new communication mechanisms some of us use latest technologies and didn't go through the steps in between, just jumped to the last step. Many technologies didn't emerge in our hands, they suddenly dropped and that might be why some of us don't feel we need it at all or ask what is the use of it and look at it as something luxury.
It's, to an extent, funny.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix