Call it Frankenstein
Man, what a way to sell floppies. Twenty years later, these apparently-sentient humanoid machines remain powerful and evocative advertising icons. Their glowing eyes know no particular focus, but they symbolize a spark of intelligence and awareness of the world around them as they adroitly perform tasks heretofore reserved for humans. Each bot conveniently contains a 5 1/4″ floppy drive in its midsection, ironically making each unit ready for new programming via the pinnacle of 1970s consumer portable data storage technology. The whole idea is a tad creepy, but it works.
Maxell ran a series of robot ads like this one in computer magazines during the mid-late 1980s. This particular ad hails from the back of the 1987 BYTE magazine Extra Edition. If anyone's interested, I'll scan more from this series.
Does anyone know who the artist is that created this series of ads? If so, please let me know.
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