Apple Lisa commercial

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Mark Vergeer
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c64 geos, and Genius mouse on PC

C64 geos mouse was my first mouse too. Combined with Amiga/ST mice being firmly clasped in my hands. The first mouse I used on my PC (A Philips 9100 XT, 768Kb memory, with personally hacked ramdrive driver that made the extra 128Mb available for loading high dos and device drivers. Now that was a major thing on a 8088/8086 machine!!!) was a Genius mouse that came with a green rubbery mousepad. Still have that somewhere.

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Well, heck, back then, no

Well, heck, back then, no one except a select few Xerox and UNIX users were using a mouse, so he can be excused for not holding it properly (unlike today when people pretend to play videogames on commercials and do bizarre things with the controllers).

I remember the first time I used a mouse wasn't until I got one for my C-64 and was using GEOS, which mimicked the Mac look and feel. This was probably 1985. Of course when I got my Amiga 500 a few years later, it was a standard. I don't recall if our first PC, a Magnavox PC (386 SX-20), came with a mouse as standard, since it too only came with GEOS and DOS. We did eventually upgrade the memory from 2MB (or was it 1?) to 5MB and got Windows 3.1.

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mouse usage in evolution

It's funny, the way Kevin is holding the mouse in a rather ackward fashion. Clearly it's one of the first times he has ever touched a mouse. I wonder what type of computer Kevin is using today, will it be a Mac, a PC or is he a complete and utter digibetic?
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He doesn't look happy

I was just thinking--man, Costner doesn't look happy at all with what's on his computer. Also the, slogan could be taken negatively..."Get a COMPUTER, not this Apple crap!"

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I love how old promo videos

I love how old promo videos like that make computing seem so cool and in many ways, somewhat sterile. It's like a perfected vision of practical computing. The reality is of course a lot of waiting around and time consumption, as well as crashes and glitches, but it's always nice to have that pie-in-the-sky outlook to get one excited about the hobby part (different from needing it for work).

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That is one hell of a young Kevin Kostner....

That is one hell of a young Kevin Kostner....

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