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Vintage Computer Ads That Will Make Your Day

It’s always funny to read those old computer magazines, because nothing gets old faster than the technology news. Can you believe that the computer in your cell phone  already has more processing power than all the computers in the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that put 2 men on the moon? Did you know that the first HDD introduced in 1979 by Seagate was only 5 MB and cost ~ $1500 USD?

1TB hard disks may now be a common sight, but did you know that people used to be excited over ads promoting 10MB hard disks? Modems were the size of radios, the Macintosh computer looked like a typewriter, and laptops reminded us of toolboxes.

We may have outlived 3.5-inch floppy disk slots, and today 10 MB is the limit for an email attachment. It took us (a mere) few decades for us to come this far. In comparison, we can now carry 64 GB (that’s 64,000 MB) of information in a drive that is the size of our thumb!  We’ve unearthed some retro computer ads to give you a firsthand look into what made the tech headlines before the age of keynote presentations, ultrabooks and tablets. You’ll never look at your gadgets the same way again.










































Alexandru is the co-owner of TopDesignMag. “If it looks easy, it's hard. If it looks hard, it's impossible. If it looks impossible, it's due tomorrow. At 8 A.M.”