Originally Posted by MeatChicken
That album actually created a bit of a timeline issue in this show.
It was released in August of 1982. Right after the scene where Philips gives Paige the album, he's see reading PC Magazine Volume 1, Number 1. That issue was released for the months of February and March of that same year. Assuming the album has been out for a couple weeks or so, and PC Magazine followed the method many magazines followed of delivering each issue just before the beginning of the month, it could have been the end of August in the timeline. That means it should have been the September Issue he was reading.
Granted, it's possible Phillip might have been reading (or re-reading) an old issue, but the September issue was PC Product Guide. It would make more sense for Philip to be leafing through that if he has any interest in computers. Granted, issue one profile the IBM PC, but the Product Guide likely compared it to other systems available.
Now, it could be they simply couldn't get a copy of Issue Number 5 since it's less likely people would have kept that issue verses the very first one. Plus, it sort of points out that was the first year the magazine started.
The cell phone in the previous episode was a blast from the past, though. I had a later model that was half that size and game in a soft bag. I wanted the "brick", but it was way too expensive and got terrible reception compared to the bag phone (which ran a full 3 watts).