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Reid Kistler
07-28-2010, 08:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.informationtechnologyschools.org/blog/2010/30-old-pc-ads-that-will-blow-your-processor/' target='_blank'>http://www.informationtechnologysch...your-processor/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Many people today either are too young to have ever seen some early pc's or have forgotten what they looked like.... Here are 30 Old PC ads that will make you laugh and possibly appreciate what you have today."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1280341857.usr19541.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The advertisements in the article cover a variety of computers and peripherals, and starts out with a personal favorite: a $3,400 (US) 10MB Hard Drive - although the Isaac Asimov Radio Shack ad also rates high! For some of our readers, the ads show equipment that is before their time, while for others of us it is indeed merely a walk down memory lane, as we actually used (and paid for!) equipment of similar vintage to the ones shown in the ads. The Kaypro 2 shown above, circa 1984, is not included in the main article, but rather is a bonus from my personal collection, and is representative of a number of "portable" computers such as the Osborne, early Compaq, and Columbia VP (one of which I still own). Which of the 30 Old PC ads do you find most illuminating - or laughable? Are there any you can personally relate to?</p>