Um, yes he does. Especially computers. Overpriced, feature-poor and unreliable were the hallmarks of some of the first gen microcomputers I used in the late 70s and early 80s. And some of the first "consumer"/small business systems cost more than cars did. I knew a guy who was selling IBM XTs with modems and weather forecast access software to farmers for over $10K a pop.
The "internet" as I knew it in the 80s wasn't the internet, it was BBSs and the horribly overpriced CompuServe. Then it was SLIP connections and using FTP, then Mosaic, then a thousand other incremental steps and now you have the ability to watch people get nutshotted in 4K on your monitor.
Similar with mobile phones. Horribly expensive and unreliable. Then came PSION and WinCE "smart" phones that sucked ass. Japan kinda got that going well in the early 2000s with their DoCoMo FOMA phones but didn't want the rest of the world to get in on the fun so they never made non-Japanese models. Palm came along with the Treo and that was the first mostly useful smart-phone and then came the iPhones and the Androids and now here we are today.