In the last five years, I've owned various Apple products: three computers, an iPhone, four Shuffles (I threw out at LEAST two), and two iPods. Today, Jason Kottke made me feel really, really stupid about that.
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.
I am literally breathless right now.