Remember Socrates the Computer-like Educational Video System?


I love the description “the computer-like educational video system.” They must have had to say this because it looked so “computer-like” that parents were picking them up at the toy store expecting to run spreadsheets on them only to get home to find that it could only teach the them Multiplication tables and play Hangman. I am not sure what is going on with the kid who start throwing punches at the camera, but by doing so, he established himself as the best thing in this commercial.


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2 thoughts on “Remember Socrates the Computer-like Educational Video System?

  1. BghElwood says:

    I actually had this system when I was a kid. We let it for a long time. The paintbrush-like program was the best part

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