You must speak very slowly, and with a Cupertino-approved accent.
Cant speak for IOS, but Android's voice recognition is fantastic even when in noisy environments like a car, over bluetooth, with radio on.
I had an affordable SSD in 1992 for my Psion Series 3a.
Ignoring the fact that the Psion Series 3a came out in 1993, the SSD in your Psion was ~10,000 times smaller than commonly available HDDs at the time, and would have been comparable to the flash in my TI-83. Performance wise it would have been generally worse than an equivalent HDD. Its a pretty dumb comparison all around; these days the difference in size between SSDs and HDDs is ~1/10, rather than 1/1000, and the SSDs outperform the HDDs in every single benchmark, sometimes by factors of 100 or more.
Not even sure what that means. Im sure the scientific research that goes on where I work does absolutely nothing with the cheaply available multicore CPUs; certainly the fact that a handful of nodes in our datacenter can consolidate hundreds of VMs during off-peak hours is worth something, though.
Im not sure if you're ignorant, cynical, or pining for some good old days that never really existed; but it kind of sounds like all 3.