Thought for the day

"I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered." -- Martin Luther King 

It's tempting to read vintage magazine ads because nothing gets old faster than tech news and commercials. In this article, we've collected some vintage computer ads to provide you with a look at what was in the tech headlines before the era of smartphones, tablets, and high-end laptops. It's amazing how far we've come. Did you know that your phone already has more processing power than all the Apollo 11 computers in the lunar lander that put mankind on the Moon? Did you know that the first HDD introduced by Seagate in 1979 was only 5MB and cost $1500 USD? Browsing these old computer ads may actually reveal some of these changes, from the 1950s when giant computers were only for industrial and business users, to when they became ubiquitous to the average consumer.