Jul 20, 2018
I came across this hilarious Packard Bell TV commercial from 1996. What art!
Reminds me of that Mr. Plow ad from the Simpsons.
I never owned a Packard Bell, but my first “real” job was in 1997 doing phone tech support for them. Up until that point I knew I wanted to do something with computers, and this job taught me that there are some pretty crappy computer jobs out there. I used some of the money I earned to buy some programming books and developer tools so I could teach myself programming. My first book was Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days which took me way longer than 21 days. I stuck with it though and decided to study Computer Science in college, which has enabled me to have a non-crappy computer job.