Philips Videopac Games System

 

1979 UK and Ireland commercial for the Philips Videopac Computer Games System.

The Magnavox Odyssey², known in Europe as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey² and the Philips Odyssey², and also by many other names, is a video game console released in 1978.

In the early 1970s, Magnavox was an innovator in the home video game industry. They succeeded in bringing the first home video game system to market, the Odyssey, which was quickly followed by a number of later models, each with a few technological improvements. In 1978, Magnavox, now a subsidiary of North American Philips, released the Odyssey², their new second-generation video game console.

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Compaq Ad

One of many wonderful commercials John Cleese did for Compaq Computer Corporation in the mid to late ’80s.

A very rare find and a treasure for any John Cleese fan, these classic ads were shown only in England.

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Compaq Portable 2

One of many wonderful commercials John Cleese did for Compaq Computer Corporation in the mid to late ’80s.

A very rare find and a treasure for any John Cleese fan, these classic ads were shown only in Great Britian.

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The Speccy Song

Obviously this isn’t an ad but I thought I would put it up just the same.  A song dedicated to the good old Sinclair Spectrum. This is very well produced and uses the mellow tones of the Speccy loading games sounds to create a unique piece of music.

If you are a Speccy fan and retro geek you will think this cool. Enjoy! 🙂

Honeywell Bull Computer

1986 advert for the Honeywell Bull office computer.

Honeywell came into being through the invention of the damper flapper, a thermostat for coal furnaces, by Albert Butz, in 1885 and subsequent innovations in electric motors and process control by Minneapolis Heat Regulator Company tracing back to 1886. In 1906, Mark C. Honeywell founded Honeywell Heating Specialty Co., Inc. in Wabash, Indiana. Honeywell’s company merged with Minneapolis Heat Regulator Company in 1927. The merged company was called the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company. Honeywell was its first president, W.R. Sweatt its first chairman. (more…)