Hands up if you're taking a laptop home this weekend to escape family craziness by jumping online for a while. Me too. But if you believe these bizarre 1980s ads, computers were meant to foster an age of dazed family-togetherness.

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Sure, the Wii might actually have a shot at keeping awkward conversation to a minimum, but it faces the same problem that the Commodore 64 had when it reigned supreme: You'll still probably be booted from the TV when the football starts.

Technologizer has collected 10 of the most disturbingly perky tech ads from the 1980s, and it's a fun look at how far we've (sorta) come. [Technologizer]