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Old computer commercials

Posted November 30, 2009

AdFreak has a collection of what it believes are the best celebrity computer commercials of the 1980s.   My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20, which William Shatner pitched on TV.  What was yours?


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  • shutterbug Nov 30, 2009

    Atari 400 also with a cassette tape. Later got an Atari 800 with dual floppy drives.

  • SaveEnergyMan Nov 30, 2009

    I learned at school on an 8K TRS-80 Model 1, saving my files on cassette tape. Later the school bought model III's - one with a floppy drive (single sided) - happy days!! Played Space Invaders, Star Trek (text interface only), and a Pyramid journey game.

    I owned a TI99/4A and a CoCo3 (color computer from Radio Shack). The CoCo with OS-9 was ironically a great computer for the time. Great for programming and included a mouse with pull down windows, really innovative for its time.

  • rrzx-14 Nov 30, 2009

    Radio Shack TRS-80.

  • goodguy1977 Nov 30, 2009

    Apple IIe.

  • Not Now Nov 30, 2009

    My family had the Epson QX-10- no hard drive, monochromatic monitor (green and black!), dual disk drive (one for the program you were running, one to save). Graphics? Absolutely not! We had 2 games for the computer, one was an outer space Risk-type game, and the other was an early medieval journey-style game. Both were controlled by command lines- "Go left" "Pick up rock" "Run away"

  • DontBelieveTheHype Nov 30, 2009

    Apple IIgs!

  • Brian Shrader Nov 30, 2009

    I have fond memories of Oregon Trail on my elementary school's Apple IIe.

  • Smokin Nov 30, 2009

    First computer was an Apple ][+. Had a whopping 48K RAM, no hard drive, 5 inch single-sided floppies. Had a great time playing Olympic Decathlon and Castle Wolfenstein.

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