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Old PC Ads from the 1970’s

To recycle the old Virginia Slims tagline – “you’ve come a long way, baby!”

Old PC Ads (from techrepublic.com)

The last ad features a teenager named Ralph Lipe (see duplicate image below) who went on to be a University of Texas at Austin CS grad who worked with Microsoft developing technologies that are still in use today.

TRS-80 Ralph Lipe
TRS-80 Ralph Lipe
Categories: Humor, Other, Tech
  1. April 23, 2011 at 10:54 am

    If only we could have kept computers in that style today.

    That boy is so lucky to have been taught how to write a that outdated program and then print it out on sheet paper. And only for $499! What a steal.

    • Ody
      April 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      Let’s start a trend, instead of steampunk, PC, 70’s style! That would rock. Like cat diaries.

  2. June 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I lived across the street from Ralph in Fort Worth, He never went to Carnegie-Mellon. He went to the University of Texas from 1982-1986 and then he went to work for Microsoft in Seattle.

    • Ody
      June 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Just goes to show you I need to vet my sources. I had misread the blog of a co-worker’s of Ralph. Thanks for the heads up, I’ve updated the post. Cheers.

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