Wow, I don’t even know where to start. I didn’t discover Apple until 1989, in college, the night some sort of paper was due. It was probably midnight and I was ready to chuck my typewriter and clumpy liquid paper, when my downstairs neighbor suggested I try out his cute little Mac Plus.

O. M. G.

It took me literally 20 minutes to digest and be up and running. Backspace deletes!!! I was moving sentences, paragraphs, rewriting on the fly! Oh what a night… but I digress.

I cam across this site though another blog, and as you will see, Apple offered nifty promotional products as far back as 1983. I would have SO gotten that hook rug for my Mom. She would have hung it in the kitchen, next to the fruit bowl, and called it art. And the obviously I would have bought the race car too, duh.

macmothership.comhas this catalog and some awesome early Apple advertising.

Apple Gift Catalog, 1983

Apple Gift Catalog, 1983

Apple Gift Catalog, tees!

Apple Gift Catalog, tees!

Apple Gift Catalog, the race car.

Apple Gift Catalog, the race car.

Apple Gift Catalog, the hook rug!

Apple Gift Catalog, the hook rug!

For my groceries!

For my groceries!