Thought for the day

"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin

It's tempting to read vintage magazine ads because nothing gets old faster than tech news and commercials. In this article, we've collected some vintage computer ads to provide you with a look at what was in the tech headlines before the era of smartphones, tablets, and high-end laptops. It's amazing how far we've come. Did you know that your phone already has more processing power than all the Apollo 11 computers in the lunar lander that put mankind on the Moon? Did you know that the first HDD introduced by Seagate in 1979 was only 5MB and cost $1500 USD? Browsing these old computer ads may actually reveal some of these changes, from the 1950s when giant computers were only for industrial and business users, to when they became ubiquitous to the average consumer.