But can the iPhone anchor your speedboat?

Remember when your cell phone could barely fit in your pocket? Remember when it could barely fit in your car? Remember when only rich, speedboat-driving WASPs even owned the damn things? Relive the glory of 1989 with this Centel ad, billed on YouTube as the first-ever TV spot for a cell phone. And here’s your bit of irony for the day: Centel was bought by Sprint in 1992, then spat out as Embarq Communications, a local-phone-service provider. Which means they now make all their money off landlines. Weird, huh? Via kottke.org.

—Posted by David Griner