Desktops then and now (book review)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sun Jan 16 18:13:53 2005

On Sun, 16 Jan 2005, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

> > 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".
> You're kidding! That isn't true?

Are you being facetious?

At any rate, no, in this rare case I am not kidding. The brochures and
ads from the 1960s and 1970s were amazingly mysoginistic. If the editors
of FHM were alive back then, they'd be doing computer industry ads.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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