[OPE-L:643] Re: Forms of Tech Change(Digress)

Michael Perelman (michael@ecst.csuchico.edu)
Sun, 3 Dec 1995 17:16:17 -0800

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> John now says:
> Ok. I'll assume a price reduction in the output of
> the accountant. Still, does the price reduction
> itself force you to upgrade? Was the investment
> in the PC completely recovered by the time it was
> replaced? Was it not a "mistake" not to take
> into account "moral depreciation" when the PC
> was introduced into the process of production?
Maybe not. If the prices fall low enough you may not be able to
compete with the old PC [because the 286 is so much more productive].
Bygones are bygones, as Jevons said. To remain in business, you may
have to invest.


Michael Perelman
Economics Department
California State University
Chico, CA 95929

Tel. 916-898-5321 E-Mail michael@ecst.csuchico.edu