Last weekend, Lotus 1-2-3 turned 30. It was widely regarded as the IBM PC's first killer piece of software—a heady combination of spreadsheet, database, and graphics processor—and set the ball rolling for a whole world of productivity applications. But the best thing about it has to be this ad.

It has it all: drama, a rich plot, character development, song, dance... Man, I want to go use Lotus 1-2-3 right now if it's this good. More modern tech adverts should be like this. [YouTube via Verge]