[ Retro Scan of the Week ] A Peachtree Christmas

December 22nd, 2008 by Benj Edwards

Peachtree Christmas Ad - 1983Click above to see the full advertisement

Of all the Christmas-themed vintage computer ads I’ve seen, this 25 year-old specimen stands out for its rich, colorful illustration as one of my favorites. The item for sale in this case is PeachText 5000, an otherwise-boring productivity application (from a modern perspective, anyway). But hey; at least they hired a good illustrator.

By the way, I’d like to wish everybody out there a Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays from VC&G. While being relatively lazy for the next week, I’m going to take this opportunity to do some serious video game playin’. I hope you get the chance to do the same. Mother 3, here I come!

[ From Personal Computing — November 1983 ]

Discussion topic of the week: It’s Santa time. If you could magically (and freely) have any one item for your classic computer or video game collection, what would it be?

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13 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] A Peachtree Christmas”

  1. SirPaul Says:

    Hmm.. I’d say either the Sharp X68000, or an Apple Lisa.

  2. roflmao Says:

    I think it would have to be my TurboDuo back. I sold mine a number of years ago and regretted it almost instantly. That was a sweet little machine.

  3. Kitsunexus Says:

    Amiga A4000. No doubts about that. :3

  4. EdNixxon Says:

    Does the Amiga come with the overdrive chip and a hard drive? No hard drive? Then make my wish a TI99/8! (I think they made around 30 of them…)

  5. Benj Edwards Says:

    It comes with whatever you want, EdNixxon. 🙂

    I think I’d make my wish for a tricked out Atari Falcon 030 system this year.

  6. SQLGuru Says:

    Can’t we just wish to have Benj’s collection?


  7. Tim Says:

    I want a Neo-Geo cabinet!

  8. Jason Scott Says:

    I had an accountant in 2001, who lived in Maine and would travel once a month through Massachusetts to visit the homes of her customers. We were talking at one point, and it turned out she and her brother were the remaining support contract for Peachtree Accounting. 2001.

  9. Jason Scott Says:

    It just occurred to me I wasn’t clear. They were PROVIDING support to a range of customers.

  10. Pinball Says:

    80 more MusicMate storage cubes to make a giant cabinet for all my 2600 games.

  11. Bill Terlop Says:

    Atari Hotz Box…

  12. Kitsunexus Says:

    OH wow, the Atari Falcon is a nice wish.

  13. kickback999 Says:

    As long as its not going into a collection not to be often used, otherwise ill hunt you down and take it from you

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