Muscovites recalled the American exhibition in the USSR with computers and KFC advertisements

Muscovites recalled the American exhibition in the USSR with computers and KFC advertisements

Muscovites recalled the American exhibition “Computer Science in US Life,” held at the VDNKh in the late 1980s in the USSR. Residents of the capital have left their comments under a post on the social network Facebook, owned by the American company Meta Platforms Inc. (known as an extremist organization and banned in Russia).

The author of the post said that the exhibition demonstrates the latest achievements of the United States in the field of computer technology, communication and telecommunications. According to him, among the exhibits could be seen a work photocopier, a computer flight simulator, a video camera and a home computer. The movie “Star Wars” could be seen in the VIP area of ​​the exhibition, which was accessible only to journalists, officials and employees of diplomatic missions.

“All three episodes appeared on a big screen one and a half meters. No, I’ve heard of the movie before, but I’ve never seen it. Appeared without credit, but anyway everything was clear. There was a Pepsi in a can nearby, a chic sound came from the speakers – everything was serious. If I am not mistaken, they immediately served a Wrigley fruit. So I sat all day in an armchair in front of this screen: I watched all the episodes, and then again – it was magnificent! one of the visitors shared his memories.

“I had an invitation for this exhibition and I was there twice. At the entrance, in addition to the catalog of the exhibition, they distributed a brochure of the Pepsi company, where there was an advertisement for the KFC restaurant chain and even a kind of chicken recipe “,” I was also in the exhibition. The impressions, of course, were great. I remember starting to ask all sorts of questions about computers and managing to get into a special room for specialists. “They let me work a little on the Mac and even made me print on a color printer.” “I was at this exhibition at VDNKh. I liked it, it was interesting. “Even then they showed what is now called a touch screen, although, of course, a very primitive model,” users also said in comments.

Earlier, the Soviet movie star talked about life in an American-style house in Lefortovo.

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