Sex sells Big Iron. Attractive women wearing as little clothing as the decency of the day allows--this tool has been a constant one in the history of advertising, although hemlines over those same years have been anything but constant.
The notion that sex sells tech was exploited to grotesque ends in the sixties and seventies. During these decades, workplace computers were large as the proverbial New York City apartment, and the people who operated those machines could afford to live in a New York city apartment, but this blog post is not about real estate and I digress.
We present to you here an assortment of scanned images from magazines and newspapers of those bygone decades, shared around the internet on various blogs over time. Oh, and we included some '80s babes too, because come on. Big computers and bad '80s babes.
It's tough to track down attribution or context for the originals, but I'll update the post as I can--and would welcome any tips in the BBS discussion. I also welcome photos of your mom. Or old snapshots of your grandma, or your aunt, or you, in a miniskirt, with a giant computer.
Enjoy ogling these broads' gams, and get a load of those ginormous mainframes.
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Always an aggrieved victim, isn’t he.
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