By my way of thinking, there's nothing funnier than earnest videos that capture a moment in history when we were a little more naÃ¯ve. I ripped the following four clips from various longer, instructional vids that came out in the 70s and 80s. It took a bit of time, but I think if you give them a click, you'll find it was time well spent. Enjoy and feel free to share, please.
1. Slips, trips, and falls
Can someone please tell me why there's a woman typing 500wpm non-stop in the background as our lovely host tries to explain how to avoid tripping in the office environment?
2. Interesting eye care models
I would have liked to have been at the casting call for this series of scenes.
3. A mouse in the house
This is an instructional video that explains what a computer mouse is and how it works. This particular mouse was the first ever shipped with a personal computer, the Xerox 8010 Star Information System in 1981. (Yes, predating Apple by a couple years.)
4. The acrobat!
I'm not sure why this woman doesn't just keep her pens closer to her keyboard, or put the phone down before reaching for that file...
Follow me on Twitter to stay in the loop with all my @mental_floss content: @resila