rich menga books gear search about contact
***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

Apple II television commercial from 1984

Yes, I know, I'm blogging a lot today, but this one was too good to pass up. This is an actual television commercial broadcast by Apple Computer for the Apple II model. On one of my old VHS tapes I stumbled across this and said "Wow" because, well, it's just really interesting how they used to market computers twenty-two years ago.

Things to note about the commercial:

You can barely make out what's on the computer screen. Obviously it wasn't important to show it.

Both father and son wear glasses, because after all, everyone that uses a computer must wear glasses.

Showing the 5.25" floppy drive (with a disk being inserted into it) was very important.

When father brings in the box for the Apple II for his son, you can see on the box it's an Apple IIc. Watch for the logo on the box at the top left.

It is assumed this commercial was broadcast in 1984, since the IIc was released that year.

--edit 4/29/06--

Correction: Looking at the box closer, the computer in the box is actually an Apple IIc Plus, meaning this commercial was most likely broadcast in 1988, not 1984.

A classy guitar t-shirt for classy people

Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!


More articles to check out

  1. The classiest little Casio, AQ230
  2. Old internet humor has not aged well
  3. Where can a middle aged guy get plain sneakers these days?
  4. An HSS guitar I can actually recommend
  5. The 1,000 year disc, M-DISC
  6. The watch you buy when your smartwatch breaks
  7. This is the cheapest way to get guitar picks
  8. This is the Squier I'd buy had I not just bought one
  9. Plywood might be one of the best electric guitar tonewoods
  10. Why isn't The Whoopee Boys a cult classic?