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What Amazon Would Have Been Like in the ’80s

 |  |  |  |  May 22, 2018


The 1980s. That decade gave us some of the coolest things ever like The Empire Strikes Back, The A-Team, Back to the Future, arcades everywhere, computers with graphics that we thought were so awesome, and Amazon. Wait, what? Well, we didn’t have Amazon in the 1980s, but if we did it would look like this.

Jo Luijten of Squirrel Monkey has imagined a world that gave us Amazon in the decade of Pac-Man and Rubik’s Cube, and it looks pretty awesome to me. I would have loved to order my items using my old Commodore 64 or Amiga computer. The latest episode of the Wonders of the World Wide Web series shows us what it would have been like.

It may take about 15 minutes to load for the first time, but once it does, just hit the spacebar and get shopping. You’ll be able to take the elevator to all of the different departments. Wow. A virtual store that you can shop from on your computer. This just blows my mind.

I hope it’s safe to use my credit card. Yeah, I’m sure it’s all good. My 56K modem will surely protect me. What I’m really fascinated with is how many people will probably think this is a real video from the ’80s.

[via Laughing Squid]



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