Daily Archives: November 25, 2009

1984: Super Computer In Color!

Radio Shack advertised this "Super Computer" in 1984. It was color, and you could program it in BASIC. I’m so old that when I was a kid, we had BASIC in our math books. We never actually did those exercises, … Continue reading

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1959: Penney’s Sees Stars

This 1959 Penney’s ad is made of awesome. And stars. I can see a 1959 ad manager looking at some ad man’s design, and barking ("The Front Page" style) "Needs more stars, Wilson. More stars!" to a nebbishy little graphic … Continue reading

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1944: The War Isn’t Over Yet

No Letup, and No Letdown It takes more power to overcome a stubborn enemy than simply to hold him in check, according to James Thrasher, NEA editorial writer. The end of America’s third year of participation in this war finds … Continue reading

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