It looks like the previous "experiment" Greg references is here.
I hope none of my professors have done shit like this
Dude made thinkpads with pixel Qi displaya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuegrU_kIq8
I'm glad they sold out before I saw one, so now I'll have to build one instead of buying it.
I wish the company that owned the pixel qi display tech (they're only like half an hour from me) would return my emails.
I guess I need to call them.
@kelbot Saw this and thought of you: https://www.tnhh.net/posts/zenreader-4.7-in-rss-eink-reader.html
okay okay, he wasn't around for "Africa," but he did compose "Ewok Celebration" https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Ewok_Celebration
@thegibson Gibs, these are more than a thousand years old, neat looking, in reasonably good condition, and less than $15.
That's gotta be good for something.
So, uhh, about a dollar? Unless it was a lot less? Except it might have also been more, and Roman people basically didn't buy any of the things we buy today, so apples to apples is impossible anyway.
"Nummus is a Latin term meaning "coin", but used technically by modern writers for a range of low-value copper coins issued by the Roman and Byzantine empires during Late Antiquity.
The word was also used during the later years of the Roman Republic and the early Empire, either as a general word for a coin, or to describe the sestertius, which was the standard unit for keeping accounts."
According to that article:
"By 305 AD a modius of wheat sold for between 2 and 10 nummi depending on location.
Around 320 AD we have a record of bread selling at Antioch for 2 nummi."
(A modius is 10 days of wheat, baked loaves were a luxury.)
It goes on to talk about prices for other goods, but basically by 320 or so, a Nummus was about a modern dollar.
Except, what even is a Nummus?