Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Blast From The Past

This ad from the 80s cracked me up. It features John Cleese doing an ad for Compaq and making a rather odd product comparison. This particular model was called a "portable" - which most folks later called a "luggable". At 22 lbs., this was not what you'd call a laptop!

Of note is the "massive" 4 MB of storage. I think my ballpoint pens have more memory.

Also classic - the "miles away" line. Cleese made a number of training and advertising films in the 80s, and this is a classic example.

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