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To: cuban leaf

RE: My most important intellectual and career move was taking a Boeing COBOL/IMS course in 1982 for $2,100.

That would cost about $4800 today using this inflation calculator:

http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

RE: the first programming job right out of school was just under $7 an hour.

You never mentioned the year. But if you plug that year and value in to the above inflation calculator, you’d get the rate today.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 10:58:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It was 1983. It would be about $15 today, based on whatever formula they are using, which may be bogus. It is saying things have just over doubled. But I was only paying $.85 for gas then, but a crappy PC would have cost about $4,500.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 11:12:54 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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