Computers that did not fit inside envelopes

Briefcase
The technology featured in these old computer ads is funnier than most of the ads themselves. Half the computers look like televisions giving birth to adding machines, and if you’d shown these people a Pentium chip, their heads would have exploded, if their reaction to “electronic mail” is any indication. This ad collection is also notable for its celebrity roster, which includes Issac Asimov’s sideburns, Elvira’s cleavage, Bill Gates’s impeccable style, and Jackson Browne’s haircut.

—Posted by David Kiefaber