I bet you don't remember that both William Shatner and Isaac Asmiov were pitchmen for PCs. Well, people who had "home computers" back in the 1980s do. Here's a collection of insanely great (and greatly insane) computer ads from the days of WarGames and Tron.

Commodore makes software for every member of the family. Almost.

Pictured above.

(via Vintage Ad Browser)

15-Megabyte Hard Disk Drive for $2495

Adds 15 million characters of storage, which is 30 times more than Leo Tolstoy:War And Peace's total length.

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(via Deanhunt)

William Shatner Commodore VIC-20 ads

(via Retrocrush)

Isaac Asimov with a Radio Shack TRS-80

(via Vintage Ads)

10 MB Hard Disk for $3398

(via Metamythic)

16K RAM turns your computer to a working giant

(via pinkish)

Briefcase portability

(via pinkish)

Maybe even sexy!

(via pinkish)

Unlimited Vocabulary

(via Vintage Ad Browser)

By the year 2000, the world may catch up with the way Compuserve's Electronic Mall lets you shop today.

(via Top Design Mag)

A New Workhorse from the 1950s and a BASIC ad from the 1980s

(via Vintage Ad Browser)

What the heck is Electronic Mail?

(via Mascola)

It's a small miracle

(via The Hidden Fact)

That's why a Commodore 128 is better than an Apple IIc

(via Zimmers)