THE NEW HEATHKIT PERSONAL COMPUTING SYSTEMS (Sep, 1977)
These are pretty sweet. I would love to have a kit-built paper tape reader at home.
THE NEW HEATHKIT PERSONAL COMPUTING SYSTEMS
H8: 8-bit Computer $375
H11: 16-bit Computer
H9: Video Terminal
H10: Paper Tape Reader/Punch
The new VALUE-STANDARD in personal computing systems! Play exciting and challenging computer games, exercise your imagination and ingenuity with do-it-yourself creative programming, store and retrieve personal records like taxes and budgets, solve complex mathematics and scientific problems almost instantly, control your home appliances for best energy savings and efficiency â€” literally thousands of fascinating, exciting and practical applicatons. The Heathkit computer systems are low-priced, versatile and reliable â€” they’re the ones to have for REAL power and performance!
Prophylactic Toothbrush (Apr, 1918)
This ad just seems dirty, even though it isn’t.
The Pro-phy-lac-tic Tooth Brush
Earned it’s reputation by “mouth to mouth” advertising
Ad: Micro TV Breakthrough (Sep, 1979)
In a comment on Flat Screen TV in 1958 MilanMerhar says:
“Sinclair Radionics introduced its “Microvision TV1A pocket TV” in 1977 using the same side-scanning technology as described for the Aiken tube.
The major technical problem such designs have is severe geometric distortion, the compensation for which greatly complicated the analog scanning circuitry of the day. In fact, Sinclair claimed it had taken them over ten years to perfect that aspect of their design. “
I don’t know if this model uses that tube design, but it’s pretty interesting none the less. Sure does look a lot smaller from the front, doesn’t it?
Micro TV Breakthrough
Remember the $400 Sinclair Micro TV? Here’s the story on the greatest TV value ever.
That Sinclair TV shown above is small-the smallest TV in the world.
And when it was first introduced last year, it made history. So did its high price-$395.
Our company never sold the unit for two reasons: 1) It was being promoted as a pocket TV and we felt it would not fit in most pockets and 2) We felt $395 was too high a price for the unit regardless of its quality, size and features.
RCA Radiotron (Oct, 1927)
This is some brilliant marketing here. Other brands of radio tubes may be as good as Radiotron, and yeah they may be cheaper, but that just means we’re the standard.
Ok, but why shouldn’t I buy the cheaper ones again?
From time to time other tubes will be offered to you as being “as good as Radiotrons,” sometimes at a lower price. Which proves that the Radiotron is the acknowledged standard in performance.
The American people have used millions of Radiotrons in the last five years. Is it reasonable to suppose that imitators could give you Radiotron quality for the same money?