'80 Mbytes of storage for under $12k!' and other ad favorites through the years

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Do you remember what year this was state of the art? Headline hint: "OS/2 to bind PC to hosts, leap 640K wall."

Mistress of the Dark

Remember Elvira, Mistress of the Dark? Besides appearing on TV in features like Elvira's Movie Macabre Halloween Special, Elvira also invited Computerworld readers to "cut through paper-based CASE [computer-aided software engineering] methods with LBMS" software.

"The scariest thing about CASE is the several hundred pounds of books that land on your desk and for which you've paid fifteen gazillion dollars, when you buy off on a CASE development methodology," she writes.

Can you guess what year Elvira appeared in this Computerworld ad? Headline hint: "IBM delays notebook arrival in U.S."

For a different kind of stroll down memory lane, see The top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills and Don't Believe the Hype: The 21 Biggest Technology Flops .

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