"In 1989 I was a lot thinner and weighed a lot less!"
I had the same problem then!!
A few years later, 1986, I got a job working for a firm servicing laptops for Dell Europe. I was only there for eighteen months as the company folded but, the developments I saw in that time really brought home the rapidity of technological progress in computers.
The way technology is advancing is amazing and I wish I was 30 years younger, the way things have progressed over my lifetime has been wonderful to say the least.
When you look at mobile phones over the past 20 years the difference is even more apparent. I now have a HTC G2 Touch phone and to look at an earlier mobile phone click here or this one click here (don't think thats a proper mobile phone) who would recognise them as the same.
It was a successor to the model reviewed in my link, and I bought it secondhand for an extortionate amount, although I can't remember how much exactly.
The year was 1992, and it was an Apple Powerbook 100. complete with 4Mb of RAM and a 40Mb (yes, that's megabytes) hard drive. It zipped along with its 16MHz processor, and I posed with it at every opportunity.
Seventeen years later I'm using a Netbook that slips into my coat pocket, has 1Gb RAM, a 40Gb hard drive, an Intel atom 1.6GHz processor, wireless adapter, webcam, three USB ports, and a LAN connector. Brand new it costs about a third of what I paid for my second-hand Apple all those years ago.