It’s funny how relative entertainment is. I mean, really, just look at video games. Today, playing a game of Pong would bore a typical 11-year-old out of his mind. Hell, it would bore a typically 21-year-old out of his mind. However, back in the day, people absolutely LOVED playing Pong and all sorts of other video games that seem rudimentary to us now.
Is here some sort of important lesson about human psychology and the nature of pleasure to be learned here? Probably. However, instead of thinking too hard, why we just take a look at some vintage television commercials for classic video game consoles and have a good laugh at how amazingly simple they seem now.
Sound good? Great. Lets’s get started.