Found this in a drawer in my classroom the other day…
Gasp in wonder at its 25mhz Intel 486 processor!
Flinch at its magnificent 4mb of RAM!
Marvel at its collosal 80 mb hard drive (yes, mb)!
Gaze upon its mighty 1mb video RAM!!
I shouldn’t mock too much, because in 1994, this was pretty impressive spec. Things have fairly moved on, though, huh?
“Delivering excellent graphics performance, it blazes through your windows applications at speeds of up to 28 million Winmarks!”
What the heck is a Winmark? Is that not the German Currency that was subject to hyperinflation in the 20s and became effectively worthless?
This German woman in 1923 is feeding Winmarks into a stove because it is more economical to burn her money than to buy a new 486 at a cost of £1139 ($2235).