I chose… poorly

In 2001, a PowerBook G4 would have set you back $3500. Suppose instead that you had purchased $3500 in Apple stock instead of the computer…that stock would now be worth about $110,000. Even an original iPod’s worth in AAPL ($399) would be worth almost $12,000 today.

OK, so I bought my Powerbook in 2004 but even so that would work out to around £30k.

(via kottke)