2007: Fuel’s Up, Chips are Down
We bring you two poignant and amusing reproductions of print ads from the Computerworld site, proof that not everything costs more these days.
What the Heck is Electronic Mail?
Honeywell Ad: November 16, 1981
80 Mb of storage for under $12K!
System Industries Ad: May 16, 1977
Change, Migrate or Adapt
In 1981, electronic mail was slicker than greased lightning, but change is inevitable. In some circles, email is an arcane mode of communication, giving way to SMS text messaging, instant messaging and, of late, Twitter.
640K, Enough for Anybody?
Before you migrate to the latest widely-embraced technology, don’t forget that email is firmly entrenched in mainstream communications.
Email may no longer be shiny and new, but like any other medium, if properly adapted and managed, email remains a highly effective tool in your brand communication arsenal.
And certainly a better value than $12,000 for 80 megabytes of storage.