Saturday, July 18, 2009

Digi Comp I

Here we have the comic book ad (courtesy Silver Surfer #3, 1968) for Digi Comp I - "The Electronic Computer Brain". Since this is a comic-book ad, we've come to expect the product will not be worth the $4.99 asking price... but let's explore further, shall we?

According to the ad it "tells fortunes" (Yes, I see buyer's remorse in your future!)

"Think of how amazed all your friends will be when you solve problems of missile countdown, satellite re-entry and missile checkout..." (That's two missiles in one sentence - should this thing be for sale to the general public?!)

In case you're wondering what the Digi Comp I really looked like, here it is.