29557Re: [midatlanticretro] Computers as investment
- Mar 6, 2013
> In 100 years, if someone still has a working Windows 95 laptop, itAll these PeeCees and Windows machines we hate now will be worth money
> will be worth more than it is now. But, that'll only help your great-
> grandchildren to cash in. But that will be because most similar
> laptops will have disappeared, into landfills or recycling centers.
> And, that still does not make it an investment.
- and I think the timeframe will be far shorter than 100 years. Every
class of gadget that had an impact on society becomes collectable
> For something to be an investment, you have to have the expectation ofThis is not true. You can certainly have investments that are solely
> a return on capital -while- you own it... like land, stock shares,
> real estate, and financial instruments.
intended for heirs, either trusts or living people. There are indeed
people that do this in their estate plans - it is not an uncommon
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