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By Chris Leech, The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 10/22/15 7:26am

As a CS major, this one made me laugh. This ad from 80s is a throwback to when Microsoft only sold software. It highlights MS Office predecessors Word and Multiplan (Excel), as well as MS File and MS Chart, whose functions are unclear to me. The ad also references Microsoft BASIC — originally invented at Dartmouth — and a computer with 128 kilobytes of memory. For reference, a TI89 calculator has about twice as much memory. I think we can all appreciate how things have changed!

Chris Leech, The Dartmouth Senior Staff