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Computer ad and review compilations

Postby Commie_User » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:56 pm

Vintag.es has a good spread, as I flip through it. Many a healthy dose of the chicks of computers - in all their safe for work propriety - with the machines in as prominent display.

http://www.vintag.es/2015/08/colorful-p ... 1970s.html
http://www.vintag.es/2015/09/the-dawn-o ... azing.html
http://www.vintag.es/2015/07/40-retro-c ... years.html
http://www.vintag.es/2013/12/vintage-ap ... s-80s.html


Gamery: http://www.vintag.es/2015/07/old-video- ... 1970s.html
http://www.vintag.es/2015/08/21-sexy-ar ... s-and.html
http://www.vintag.es/2012/09/vintage-vi ... e-ads.html

I'll stick more in as they come. Anybody else have some links?


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Ooo, chick: Image



EXTRAS:

1980 Space Invaders Championship by Atari (featuring their own cut-down version) and the wonder of 1980s HMV shops.

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http://www.vintag.es/2016/03/37-photos- ... ooked.html

Apple clothes: http://www.vintag.es/2014/08/apples-clo ... -1986.html
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Re: Computer ad and review compilations

Postby BigEd » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:26 pm

There's a great collection of adverts, many with their background stories, organised by time and by manufacturer, at nosher:
A History of the Early Computer Industry in 300 Adverts
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Re: Computer ad and review compilations

Postby Commie_User » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:28 pm

Thanks. I'd love to see them complete that archive.

I'm intrigued by Sanyo's '1959' advert as much as the site compilers: https://nosher.net/archives/computers/p ... 1-14_sanyo

Cars and computers don't really match up but I'd say Stuart Chefait's comparison of the C64 to the Model T was more apposite. In this country, it would be more the Spectrum.

1985's Atari ST and Amiga (and the Pentium PCs of the multimedia age) also have more of a landmark quality.

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Re: Computer ad and review compilations

Postby crj » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:19 pm

Wow! That's an impressive slab of metal under that Shugart 14" hard drive!

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Re: Computer ad and review compilations

Postby Commie_User » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:24 pm

And I think this, erm, counts.

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I remember this from the Spitting Image book.




Spitting Image game:

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https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/pub/sinclair/games-adverts/s/SpittingImage.jpg

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Re: Computer ad and review compilations

Postby vanpeebles » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:07 pm

You can just imagine the heat and smell of hot electronics from that huge long row of tellies.

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Re: Computer ad and review compilations

Postby Commie_User » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:41 am

I'd call that a smell of my youth.


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Excitable about computers: http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/70s-80s-computer-ads/



And the Yugoslavs knew how to promote computers: http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/yugoslav ... e-80s-90s/

At last someone made them interesting. :)


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