We all know and agree that there are costs involved with technology. For churches, the costs must always be weighed and measured against the outcome. Will this new software help our church connect with more members effectively? Will this nursery pager system make it easier to keep parents informed? As for personal decisions, it’s also good to evaluate the costs of ‘keeping up with the latest gadgets.”

Here’s an interesting infographic that shows you today’s value of some of the first technology made available to regular folks. Remember that first Atari? That dot matrix printer? (I still have my first laptop computer stored in my closet for posterity: an Epson ActionNote running Windows 3.0, yeah.)

Not matter which way you cut it, technology is expensive.

How does your church try to keep technology costs down?