The Dorky Genesis of Those "I'm a Mac" Ads

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And here you thought that Apple's advertising geniuses were completely original. This is a scan from a 1996 issue of MacAddict (click it for the big version), and boy, what a difference 10 years makes. Look, PC users wear suits! And Apple users wear… denim shirts over a t-shirt tucked into their hiked-up dad jeans? And an earring? Yikes, Apple users. That outfit wasn't even hip in 1996, which shows you how cool the editors of MacAddict are/were.

Oh, but wait! He's cool, look here, under hobbies: "No time for hobbies, too busy spamming Windows-only developers." I was wrong, you're totally gnarly, dude.


Cult of Mac [via Crave]

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