Some 30 years ago, when the concept of the personal computer was more of a luxury than a necessity, the general public had to be convinced that they needed to buy a PC. As other manufacturers like AT&T started selling IBM-clones, the marketing team at IBM decided to capture our attention with the iconic image of Charlie Chaplin's lovable tramp.
To this day, I don't know why that iconic image was chosen -- I never got the connection. I can only assume IBM wanted to make us feel more comfortable with this strange new appliance. However, with that being said, I do still remember seeing them.
What early PC commercials do you remember?
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.