Friday, May 14, 2010

Rand McNally coasts

A print ad for Rand McNally "Auto Trail Maps" from 1922.  This ran well before the extensive well-developed road networks we take for granted today.  At 35 cents each, adjusting for inflation, that's about $4.50 today.  And far more comprehensive nation-wide maps come "free" with many smart phones today.  At some point comparing value on inflationary terms alone becomes meaningless.

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