Interesting Computer Ads From 25 Years Ago

Every so often I’ll grab a computer magazine from days past off my shelf at random and thumb through it while waiting on a download. Just the other day I did so and ended up with the June 1983 issue of Creative Computing magazine. It’s a great issue that took me back to my very early days dabbling with computers (I got my first computer for Christmas 1982).

One of the most interesting aspects of this magazine is the collection of advertisements over 25 years old. From the overall style, to the products themselves, these ads provide a true glimpse into a whole other era of technology.

I’ve scanned a few of the more interesting ads found in the issue. Have a look, and I hope you enjoy.

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4 Responses to Interesting Computer Ads From 25 Years Ago

  1. It is a shame that today’s market has less variety than the market of the ’80s. I mean, we don’t need 20 platforms but we sure need more than two or three.

  2. Those halcyon days when you had loads of choices, machines had their own quirks and computing had more of a ‘fun’ element to it. Nice image.

  3. Giqs says:

    Блог отличный. Надо бы Вам награду вручить за него или почетный орден. ;)

  4. CaryMG says:

    Very very nice.

    Thank you for that.

    When programming is regarded as a craft ….

    *sigh*

    By the way, did you get my email regarding the Macintosh version of InfoCom’s “Arthur: The Quest For Excalibur” ?

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