First things first, I want to state how grateful I am to live in this century. Movies of the 80's have been more than intriguing over the course of the past few months, but times were obviously hard back then. Cellphones weren't nearly as mobile as they are now, cassette players reigned supreme, and I could talk until I'm blue in the face about the hair. Walkman's and cellular phones with their twenty inch antennas set the pace for this ease of access society we live in. Price tags and all.
Paying for convience was quite a task just a few decades ago, as a cellphone was $4000+, an Atari was the same price as a Wii, and an Apple 2 ran you close to $3,000.
I'm still keeping in mind that these products were quite the advancement in their day and age, but footing the bill is not something I'd be interested in. [Via]