I received an early birthday gift this week: a copy of a NY Post from the date of my birth. The paper revealed a fairly uneventful day, but I thought the ads were quite interesting. With Apple launching the ipad tomorrow, this ad below of a 23″ TV from 1970 made me realize how expensive electronics used to be. Adjusted for inflation, that TV would cost over $3,000 today! That’s 6 ipads. I know that’s like comparing apples to – never mind. I’m curious if a classroom of ipads or other tablet-like devices will replace many textbooks, workbooks, reference books, or books themselves. A lot of people say it won’t replace the book, but then a lot of people didn’t believe that newspapers (in the traditional sense) would start to disappear. I wonder if kids would have as much fun with inflation calculators?