Nostalgia buffs have created Web sites that house classic and vintage computer advertisements. Vintage computer ads, both in print and on television, offer a unique look at the birth and evolution of the personal computing industry, how technology changed, and show the various approaches that advertisers and marketers took to sell personal computers. The Commodore Billboard (http://www. commodorebillboard.com) includes dozens of advertisements for the Commodore, Vic-20, and PET. A popular Web site is Vintage Computer Ads (http://www.sbrowniom/vintage), which is run by Steve Browning, an Internet consultant. On his computer Web site, there are scanned newspaper and magazine ads featuring the Commodore, Sinclair, Apple, Atari, and TRS-80. Another excellent Web site for classic computer ads is also called Vintage Computer Ads (http://www.vintagecomputerads.com) and it showcases ads for hardware, software, and even online services.
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