The march of progress
Three weeks ago, I bought a 1GB USB flash drive. It’s an Astone, which is a respectable if little-known brand. (They also make very nice laptops.) I paid $210 three weeks ago. One week later, I saw the same flash drive advertised for $190. Today, I saw the same flash drive advertised at iStore for $165, with $10 off if you spend more than $100 on other items. To put that in perspective, when I bought the 1GB drive, half-gigabyte drives were $140. In three weeks, the capacity-to-price ratio has almost doubled. Not bad. Update: The 1GB Astone is currently available at iStore for $145.