When Families Were Thankful for the Blessing of Computing

By  |  Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Back in the early 1980s, it wasn’t a given that a family needed a home computer–or even that they knew exactly what a home computer was. So ads for PCs and related products made sure to show happy families–sometimes eerily happy families–crowded around the computer, enjoying the heck out of their purchase.

To celebrate the more traditional gathering of families represented by the holiday season we’re entering, vintage tech guru Benj Edwards is back with a gallery of those ads. If you were around back then, you’ll be slightly embarrassed to be reminded of the era. If you weren’t–well, you may just not understand.

View 1980s Home Computer Family Celebration slideshow.

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