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Old July 29, 2022, 03:05 AM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is offline
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Default Why home computers used to be considered a part of the family...

Hi Trevor,

I remember those multi-page computer ads! They were great! (I was really into computers back then...)

Now, this is not the same thing... But you may remember some of the early home computer ads in the magazines...

I don't know why, but family and friends always seemed to gather around the computer...

Clearly, this was how they used computers back then!

Even those who couldn't see the computer screen somehow had fun...

I'm not sure why, but parents and siblings used to gather around smiling whenever anyone used the computer...

It seems strange to us, but back then, for some reason, the home computer was sometimes even included in family photos...

I got those photos from the following web page, where there are a lot more wild photos of early home computer ads!

Me & My TRS-80: Kids And Their Computers in the 1980s

Best wishes,


Originally Posted by trevord92 View Post
Old school didn't have all the bells and whistles we've got now - maybe photos or illustrations but no videos or social media interaction.

So it had to paint the entire picture.

More recently, I remember the days of multi-page ads for personal computers because they had to explain everything.
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