Hey, So i just been thinking about RAM in all its everlasting glory. 20 years ago, almost to-the-day, i had a friend go to US. Whilst there they grabbed me 4x 1MB EDO DRAM at $AU40 a pop. Pretty good price for the time as that was a time when AUS was around 12months (conservative) behind the rest of the world in regards to, well... pretty much everything Doing the calcs i paid $40,000/GB back then. Hey, it was the price i paid for being on the 'cutting edge', and which made fuck all difference to my AWE32 (ended up in another systems main RAM, but i digress...). So a quick search now shows prices @ around $15/GB (cheapest Auspcmarket 128GB kit cbf linking it). My pondering is this though... what will i be tinkering with during my retirement? Another 20 years (yep, could be 30+ if government keeps it up), what will happen with RAM? Do you see it being taken over by another technology such as what SSDs are doing to HDDs? I know more and more of it is being moved on-die, but there are cost barriers there etc. and cache RAM has only grown inline with main RAM. Using above figures can anyone calculate the $/GB in 20years, ive had too many beers and dont have the mental capacity to crunch the calculator like that? I always wonder about what i am going to be playing with during retirement. I just hope 'desktop' PCs are still around. Now wheres my beer.