5

Top 10 Super Bowl tech ads

view full story
linux-howto

http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Video, Humor, Retrocomputing I'm about to shock you with my most blatant 're-newsing' to date. I pray, what with the spectacular Super Bowl tonight, that you can forgive me -- well, at least the Americans amongst you. OK, the Americans from the Deep South. BUT ANYWAY... Computerworld has a gallery of the 10 best Super Bowl technology ads, from 1976 (Xerox!) to present day (Garmin). They're all classics that you've probably seen in some form or another on the Internet, but the best -- the most 'of its time' -- has to be Apple's 1984. Moving forward to 1997, there's Intel's hilariously awful Pentium MMX 'Play that funky music, white boy' ad (has to be seen to be believed), while the rest of the 90s are littered with the almost-corpses there's-a-pulse-if-you-shut-up-and-listen CompuServe, Lotus and Iomega. At the end of the Computerworld article there's a great Atari ad from 1982 that apparently makes them 'cringe'. They obviously have no taste at all because it's my favorite -- and you can see it after the break. Share tweetmeme_url = 'http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/02/07/top-10-super-bowl-tech-ads'; tweetmeme_source='DownloadSquad'; tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Top 10 Super Bowl tech ads originally appeared on Download Squad on Sun, 07 Feb 2010 21:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)