What — you think cheeky nerd T-shirts are a recent invention? They've been here from the start, my friends.
Early personal computer magazines typically carried at least one ad for computer-themed T-shirts somewhere in each issue, usually in the back. These particular examples from 1983 tout apparel plastered with phrases such as "Byte my Bits," "User Friendly," "PC Compatible," and the perennial classic, "Have You Hugged Your Programmer Today?"
Hey look — it's Linda! Alternatives to the shirts pictured above include "Software" and "Hard Disk Driven." Early computer enthusiasts were a desperate, sad lot indeed.
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