My first PC was an Epson 8088. I waited for my wife to go out of town and went shopping with a friend that loved to spend my money. I can still hear the sound of that dot matrix printer. It used 5 1/4 floppies. Lotus 123, Word Perfect and DOS. I added a modem later on the you planted the handset in.
Cell phone, I was pretty early, 80's . It was mounted in my car, big handset with the curly cord mounted between the seats, hardware in the truck, curly antennae on the back window. It was $1.00 a minute for service, and the phone was $2000. My first bill was $1,000.00 just for service. That was big money then. My first 8 or 10 calls were all the same: "Guess where I am"?!.
I did make the mobile and computer pay. I was in sales and these tools put me on the cutting edge, and started my climb up the career ladder. I always tried to stay one step ahead of everyone.