This 1983 Song-And-Dance Ad For Lotus 1-2-3 Is Hilarious

Last weekend, Lotus 1-2-3 turned 30. It was widely regarded as the IBM PC's first killer piece of software — a heady combination of spreadsheet, database and graphics processor — and set the ball rolling for a whole world of productivity applications. But the best thing about it has to be this ad.

It has it all: drama, a rich plot, character development, song, dance... Man, I want to go use Lotus 1-2-3 right now if it's this good. More modern tech adverts should be like this. [YouTube via The Verge]

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