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Had improvements in efficiency and reductions in the cost of automobiles followed patterns similar to the computer industry, each of us would be able to buy a Rolls-Royce today for roughly $2.75; it would get nearly 3,000,000 miles to the gallon and deliver enough power to tow an aircraft carrier.
Lepper, M. R. (1985). Microcomputers in Education: motivational and social issues. American Psychologist, 40(1), 1-18.
This was written almost 30 years ago. I wonder what he'd say today?