Images from the dawn of the PC era

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The age of innocence

The PCWorld.com web domain was created on April 24, 1992, but our oldest retrievable online content is from 1998—and it's so damn quaint, you'll be wondering if our editors were creating web graphics in Paint, and fact-checking stories via Alta Vista searches.

1998 qualifies as ancient history, but if you want to see the really early days of PCWorld, you need to revisit our first year of magazine publishing, which commenced in March 1983—exactly 30 years ago.

In the following 11 slides, I present some of the wackiest, most adorable images from PCWorld's first few years of print publishing. Yes, all the images are real, and all the following products were really big deals back in the day.

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