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Remember The Golden Time Of Technology – 20 Sweet Ads

Technology is the mother of our modern evolution and we should be grateful because the quality of our life has increased a lot in the last 50 years thanks to it. Now if I look back in the past I’m wondering how did they managed to do so much awesome things with those rudimentary tools. I mean check out the computers used in the Moon landing. They were less powerful than your smartphone.

Anyway, technology is cool but we are on a design blog so we are not here to talk about its evolution but rather about the way it was promoted. To be more explicit, about advertising. Back in the golden days of tech advertising they used to make very detailed commercials, forgetting about the teasing strategy. I mean take a look at the first one from the list and you will see what I mean.

So, without an other introduction, here’s a list of 20 sweet ads from the golden time of technology. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Tandy – Radio Shack

1

Amstrad Fidelity Audio Range

2

980 ATARI 400 and 800 Computer

3

AT&T Phone Center ad

4

Sharp Television

5

Kodak Instamatic 104 Camera & Film

6

Advert for Western Electric

7

15MB HDD

20

Apple

8

CompuServe

9

Hewlett Packard 9000

10

Microsoft

11

Coming to a Phone Near You

14

Osborne

12

Radio Shack

15

Victor PC

13

Sony TV Advertisement

16

Technics

17

Atari

18

Computer Hard Disk Ad

19

Bogdan

Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine. You can find him in Bucharest-Romania so next time you want to drink a beer there and talk about web and stuff, give him a message.

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