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The First Apple Computer Ad 1979 Isn't this the typical 70's family.
Tags: apple  computers  advertisements 
Added: 14th August 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
A 21st Century Twist on Propaganda Posters I got a good laugh out of this one. Notice the sinister look and the fingernails on the Commie that looks like Joseph Stalin. Don't pirate MP3s or else the Commies will come and take away your cell phones, Salad Shooters and Microwave Ovens!
Tags: Commies  Computers  MP3  music 
Added: 19th August 2007
Views: 2898
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Posted By: dezurtdude
Timex Sinclair 1000 Computer Back in 1982 the Timex Corp. and Sinclair research (of Britain,) teamed up and produced the Timex Sinclair 1000. It was a low-priced introduction to home computers. It sported 2K of onboard RAM, (yes, 2K! 2 kilobytes of memory!) You could also purchase a 16K add-on memory module called a RAM Pack, (lower right in the picture,) which increased the memory to 18K. I believe there was also a 64K RAM Pack available later. The ones sold in Britain were known as the ZX 81. It had no display but you could hook it up to the VHF antenna connections on the back of your television set. It also didn't have any sound. The operating system was a modified version of the BASIC computer language and it gave a lot of people, including me, their first taste of computer programming. There were a number of programs that you could buy for it. They were all on cassette tapes. What you would do is connect the unit to your TV set, plug your cassette tape player into it and put whatever program you might have into the tape player. You had to turn the volume off on your cassette player because the programming code was just one continual screeching sound. I had a cassette tape that had a few different programs on it. All of the characters in the programs were block-headed type graphics, but they actually would walk across the screen and even jump up and down. Cool stuff back then. I remember this costing me $29, as the store I bought it at was getting rid of them. I believe the original selling price was $99. I also bought the 16K RAM Pack for $25. I've kept it all these years in good condition thinking that someday it would be worth something, and I was right. They're selling for about 10 bucks on eBay! Win a few, lose a few. Ironically, these things have somewhat of a cult following, and I've even heard of clubs dedicated to the TS-1000!
Tags: timex  sinclair  ts1000  computer 
Added: 4th September 2007
Views: 2017
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Posted By: jimmyjet
                     Apple Ad A humorous commercial about how easy it is to open up a Power Mac G4, compared to other things.....
Tags: apple  computers  power  mac  g4  commercials 
Added: 29th October 2007
Views: 2361
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Posted By: Babs64
Before Computers Tags: Before  Computers 
Added: 21st November 2007
Views: 1507
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Posted By: Freckles
Old Tandy 100 Ad The Tandy 100 was actually a computer made in Japan by Kyocera. All the ROM programs were written by Microsoft, and even a few of them were written by Bill Gates himself! These programs included a text editor, a telecommunication program, which used the built-in modem (300 baud), and a rather good version of BASIC...no big surprise there.
Tags: tandy  100  microsoft  bill  gates  computers 
Added: 26th November 2007
Views: 1719
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Posted By: Sophia
Age and Computers Tags: Age  and  Computers 
Added: 11th February 2008
Views: 1634
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Posted By: Cliffy
Featured Member - Marty I am one of six boys my mom and dad raised. Grew up in southeastern Michigan. Back then ya couldn't keep us in the house. No computers or cable TV, We made our own fun. Football, Baseball, Hockey, We even made our own Ice Rink every year. Went into the army 1980, thought gonna get drafted,wanted to get in before. Reagan just got into office The Hostages, Remember? Met my beautiful wife in the service. Lived in Germany a couple years,had such a great time. Been married going on 26 years. Lots of rough times but thats made us appreciate the good times. Did various jobs over the years. Cooked in lots of restaurants loved it but hated the hours. Weekends nights Holidays, Aargh. Just recently moved into our own Home, Own it! Such a Blessing, goes to show ya Do good, good things will come your way. To be included in the profiles of members is an honor to me. Such great people here! Thanks Steve for the Invite! Life Is Good!
Tags: Featured  Member  -  Marty 
Added: 2nd May 2008
Views: 1036
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Posted By: Steve
1955 Univac Computer Ad Tell your kids that computers were once so large they use to fill entire rooms and they won't believe you. Show them this 1955 Univac ad to prove it.
Tags: Univac  computer  ad 
Added: 1st May 2008
Views: 1312
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Posted By: Lava1964
First Computers Tags: ancient  computer  joke 
Added: 19th March 2008
Views: 1548
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Posted By: Old Fart

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