Today I want to share a couple of very nice vintage computer ads that I found in an old issue of Personal Computer News. Unfortunately the magazine has no year of issue printed on it, but the magazine is from the early 80’s. I have used this in several of my presentations and especially the technology focused crowds find it amusing.
This ad is for an Aquarius computer. The specs alone can yield laughter among techies:
These are the specs of an average packet of biscuits today.
However, the most optimistic part of the ad clearly shows the problem of marketing computers:
My god, I want one of those. According to the marketing I would be able to connect my iPod, my mobile and my PDA into this one! That’s what I call future proof.
The slogan “With Aquarius you won’t get left behind” down to the left in the ad puts it all into place. The people that are lucky enough to own an Aquarius today won’t need this: “Help for the left behind”.
So – for the people that find the internet impressive. How about this:
Or this laptop. A custom made suitcase for your micro computer (that’s what they called them back in the 80’s).
I’ll promise to post back here if I find other marvels like these in my archives.