Desktops then and now (book review)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sun Jan 16 13:21:33 2005

On 16 Jan 2005, Lawrence Wilkinson wrote:

> Lots of nice photos of mainframes, minis, micros, but concentrates on
> the 'design' (i.e. their appearance). It has a few basic errors but the
> photos make up for it. In particular, the only time I have ever seen a
> fashion model posing with an IBM mainframe (and a 360/30 at that):
> (Don't get too excited Sellam)

That's tame compared to some of the marketing literature and
advertisements I've seen from the 1960s and 1970s. The basic message
could have been interpreted as, "this gorgeous woman loves this computer,
and so by extension she will love you too if you buy it", or, "woman make
good computer ornaments".

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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