Vintage computer ads you will never forget

Vintage computer ads you will never forget

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Vintage computer ads you will never forget
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Today we are surrounded by computers of all kinds, from a smartphone to a laptop with which this article is written. But for many of us the beginning of the industry, is a mystery. You will have the opportunity to see those early ads, which were known precursors of this exciting technology.
The Hard Disk You Have Been Waiting For

The Hard Disk You Have Been Waiting For

A good price for such a massive storage, isn't it?
1-2-3 Lotus

1-2-3 Lotus

Before Libre Office Calc, before MS Office Excel, before Borland Quattro Pro, before Windows and Mac OS themselves, there was a globally known spreadsheet and its name was Lotus 1-2-3 (1983).
Two Bytes Are Better Than One

Two Bytes Are Better Than One

Today we are used to 64 bit (8 bytes) processors, but there a time when the introduction of 16 bit (2 bytes) technology was a complete celebration.
The first product from Apple 1976

The first product from Apple 1976

The Apple I. The artefact might have had a messy look, but it was the foundation stone of what came to be the biggest company in the world.
Verbatim with Victor Borge

Verbatim with Victor Borge

Verbatim was present at the very beginning of the personal computer industry with its 5.25” floppy disks.
Logitech HiREZ Mouse

Logitech HiREZ Mouse

Also a celebration, a mouse with three buttons!
Sexy Penril Modem

Sexy Penril Modem

Today we can have a computer connected to the internet through optic fibre at a normal speed of around 1000Mb/s; imagine this absolutely portable artifact, that was top notch in its time, running hopefully at a top speed of 4.8Mb/s, if not 1.2Mb/s.
Sony 3.5" Floppy Disk

Sony 3.5" Floppy Disk

The global standard for personal computing, after the 5.25” format. It could store up to 360 MB od data back in 1983.
Apple II “Adam”

Apple II “Adam”

The first mass produced Apple computer (1977), much nicer than the previous Apple I.
Commodore VIC-20

Commodore VIC-20

Lots of people got started in computing with this 8 bit product of 1980 connected to the TV set with an outstanding memory of 5 KB (expandable to 32 KB).
IBM 5510 Computing System

IBM 5510 Computing System

The first IBM that was not only a word processor, but also a text editor and a data processor, back in 1979.
First Microsoft Mouse

First Microsoft Mouse

Yes, there were mice before Windows. This mouse has been the very first one made by Microsoft in 1983 at just $195.
Putting Colour to Work in Computers

Putting Colour to Work in Computers

Somebody got tired of the black and white, green or orange screens and decided to make screens colourful, this was ICS, back in 1977, with the first colour computer.
The first personal computer for under $200

The first personal computer for under $200

It was 1980, there were waiting lists to buy this new computer, Sinclair ZX 80 was born with an amazing 1KB RAM and a price of $199.95.
Keystick: Keyboard + Joystick

Keystick: Keyboard + Joystick

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