Tech ads just aren't what they used to be.Sure, you have your robot phone \n\nwars and naked spokeswomen in bathtubs (what was she \n\nselling, again?). But missing are the cheesy songs, silly slogans, and giant gadgets that made the tech ads of yesteryear so wonderful to watch.OK \u2014 maybe "wonderful" is the wrong word. But looking back on them now, it's hard not to find them amusing. And, yes, a little \n\nembarrassing.Don't take my word for it. Check out these 15 vintage tech commercials for yourself. If all the obsolete technology doesn't put a smile on your face, \n\nsurely the cameo by a young William Shatner will bring you some joy.For more retro tech laughs, be sure to take our tour of the best magazine tech ads from the past, too. The Bee \n\nGees, Bill Cosby, and a 20-something Bill Gates all await you.1. Mario on Atari\n \n\nSee, now if Microsoft had hired this guy instead of Seinfeld, that churro campaign could have really taken off. \n\nSee also:Priceless! The \n\n25 Funniest Vintage Tech Ads19 \n\nWeird but Real Gadgets and GizmosGeekiest Houses: When tech obsessed geeks build their dream homes\n\n2. Sony Super Walkman\n\n \n\nI wore this to the gym myself just the other day. If you think people looked at me funny for the Walkman, you should have seen the glares I got for \n\nthe green leotard.3. Atari Pole Position\n\n \n\nEr, thanks, but I'll pass on the whole "skidmarks on your soul" thing.4. Magnavox Videowriter\n\n \n\nSay goodbye to typing mistakes. Say hello to creepy garbage trucks in unnecessarily dark tunnels.5. MS-DOS 5.0\n\n \n\nJust think: Our pal MC C-Prompt paved the way for generations of goofy white rappers. You know, like Vanilla Ice. And Eminem.6. Commodore Vic-20\n\n \n\nIf that's the "wonder computer," William Shatner, you're the wonder spokesman. Now go get yourself a cookie.7. Commodore Vic-20 (Alternate \n\nEdition)\n\n \n\nOur old pal Shatner would've never been so hard on the poor kid.8. The Original Apple Macintosh\n\n \n\nSo we've got a powerful leader forcing people to do things the way he sees fit \u2014 and Apple coming in to save the day. Is it just me, or is \n\nthere something oddly ironic about this?9. Prodigy\n\n \n\nAn encyclopedia that's updated quarterly, you say? Well, shucks \u2014 I'm calling to cancel my CompuServe subscription right now.10. Windows 1.0\n\n \n\nBy most accounts, this was actually an internal promotion and not a full-fledged TV commercial. Even so, it makes me want to stand on my desk \n\nand shout "DEVELOPERS!" with glee.11. IBM PS\/2\n\n \n\nIt's all fun and games until this song gets stuck in your head for four days. Trust me.12. Radio Shack Cell Phone\n\n \n\nTry to tell me the kid who appears 20 seconds into this clip isn't a young Bill Gates. Go ahead, try.13. IBM 5100\n\n \n\nYou're looking at a small portable computer. Assuming, that is, that you're the Jolly Green Giant.14. Apple IIc\n\n \n\nThis ad brought to you by the After-School-Special Actors Association of America.15. Commodore 64\n\n \n\nAh, yes \u2014 but do three out of four dentists agree?