What does Santa Claus have to do with Computer Astrology?

I don’t put much stock in Astrology or even the more technological sounding, and therefore superior, computer astrology. But if I had actually spotted this added for the ASTROM computer astrology software back in the 1980s, it would have made me pause. Not because I wanted the software, but because of their inexplicable decision to use Santa Claus in their ad and put him in a gnome hat that looks drawn on (which I imagine it is).

Yes, this ad was run around Christmas time and so that could be the only reason I could see for Santa’s inclusion. Unless of course, the Jolly Ol’ Elf has astrological abilities that weren’t covered in the Rankin Bass Christmas specials…


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