In Pictures: 80 Mbytes of storage for under $12K! and other IT ad favorites through the years

Elvira hawking development software, a computer with "briefcase portability," the cure for COBOLitis... Advertisements published in Computerworld since 1967 have promised all this and more. Here are 10 of the most entertaining IT ads from the archives for our 45th anniversary.

In Pictures: 80 Mbytes of storage for under $12K! and other IT ad favorites through the years prev next

Loading...

It's 'versatile, dependable, compatible and maybe even sexy'

(Nov. 17, 1971) These modems are "all performers," this ad not-so-subtly boasts -- from 1,200 bit/sec. all the way up to 4,800 bit/sec. And only in the 1970s would you see an advertisement using a model in hot pants.

Company: Penril Data Communications

Prev Next 3/10

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Comments are now closed.

Close

In Pictures: 80 Mbytes of storage for under $12K! and other IT ad favorites through the years

10 images
Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?