For the price of a luxury watch
Lest we forget, computers used to be really freaking expensive. Davong Systems' main advertising copy reads, "One low price buys you the expanded storage, speed and reliability of a Winchester technology hard disk system." But if you read the slightly finer print, you'll see $1995 earns you a whopping 5MB of formatted disc space!
That's roughly $400 a megabyte. Yet today I regularly lose 1GB flash drives in the cushions of my couch—because they're just that cheap and disposable at less than $2 a pop.