Celebrity Computer Endorsements

April 22nd, 2008 by Benj Edwards

Celebrity computer endorsements article on PC World

Hot off the virtual PC World presses comes my latest volley of vintage nostalgia. This time I covered celebrity computer endorsements.

William Shatner, Alan Alda, Bill Cosby, Isaac Asimov, and other celebrities promoted certain brands of PCs in the early 1980s, and this PC World slideshow surveys the topic well, with eleven scans straight from the vintage source material. And just to warn you: any references you see to man-boobs came directly from the Great Editors in the Sky, although my original text was no less wacky. After all, if it’s good enough for Shatner…

2 Responses to “Celebrity Computer Endorsements”

  1. Dylan Says:

    Theo got caught downloading a pirated version of Avoid the Noid on the family’s TI99/4A. The cops stormed the house, and attempted to seize the computer, but it was stuck to the desk by the remnants of Cliff’s pudding pops. Claire, being the strong woman she is, came home and convinced the police that she could handle the situation. Theo was grounded, Cliff was banished to the couch, Rudy made a cute yet funny remark and they all learned their lesson.

  2. Benj Edwards Says:

    I think I remember that episode, Dylan. Thanks for refreshing my memory. 🙂

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