IT Ads Throughout History (OK, Just the 1980s)


ComputerWorld has rounded up a number of old-timey computer ads touting $12K 80MB disk systems and some sort of new thing called E-Mail.

“Your mailbox is the terminal on your desk. Punch a key and today’s correspondence and messages are displayed instantly.”

Wow-mazing! It’s been years since I’ve really enjoyed a technology ad — probably not since the Viao ads of the late 1990s where they guy was walking on water dressed in Blade Runner-esque fashion. Ahh, those where the days… when technology was fresh, new and marketers had no idea how to sell it.

’80 Mbytes of storage for under $12k!’ and other ad favorites through the years [ComputerWorld]