Is It 1987 Again?

Harry McCracken:

Your 1987 tech update: Now that cell phones have dropped in price to $3,000, are just the size of a small briefcase, weigh only 10 pounds, and can run for two hours on a charge, they’re finally ready for prime time.

Kind of interesting to read the article McCracken is summarizing in the months before Apple is rumoured to begin production of its unannounced virtual reality headset. The first version of that product will, apparently, have an external battery pack which will permit two hours’ use, and cost about $3,000. An optimistic view is for this headset to be to the future of computing what 1987’s cellphones were to the iPhone of thirty years later. Whatever the case, it seems like this will be an interesting year ahead.