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A History Lesson

PC World is featuring a great article that lists a lot of the vintage computer TV ads that can be found on YouTube.

It's amazing how far we've come in the last 25 years. We went all the way from computers barely able to add a few numbers and show text in black and white to the amazing machines we all own nowadays that each can do more than the best computers available to researchers only twenty years ago.

What's interesting is how often these ads tried to sell the educational value by showing home-assignemnt-like projects that frankly were never done like this in real life. Children did learn a lot on these computers, but almost never in the way the grown-ups thought it would work.

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