HP Is Advertising Its Real, Modern Printers on This Fake, Awkward ’80s Computer Show

HP PageWide is indeed superior to dot matrix

It’s a fine line between effective ’80s homage and clumsy retro spoof, with the latter usually involving a lot of overplayed visual gags like brick-sized cell phones and VHS tapes. Cue pointing and laughing.

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