2 days ago
Monday, April 1, 2013
what's on your powerbook?
Remember the cool early '90's "What's on your Powerbook" ads? Most of us were flipping disks in and out of our PC's while the creative, the cool guys were schlepping their laptops wherever they went.
The question, What's on your Powerbook was answered usually by someone you'd heard of doing things that weren't on your computer. Movie scripts, list of all the books or CD's in their collection, important phone numbers. Remember this pre-AOL, pre-Internet.
Too many of we working stiffs used our PC solely for 1-2-3, or Wordstar. It was unimaginable that we would waste disk space on letters!
Two results of the "What's on your Powerbook" advertising campaign were that Apple proved that computers, and computer companies could be cool to real folk not just geeks, and
that computers weren't just business machines. Brilliant.
Today is Apple Computer's birthday. Founded April 1, 1976 by 2 young guys working out of their garage. Dreams can come true.