Personal Computer References in Pop Culture

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January 25, 2004

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer appears, with dual floppy drives, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and printer.
(Copyright 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 21, 2004

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer appears, with "ergonomic" keyboard and LCD monitor.
(Copyright 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

May 17, 2004

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the US.
  • A personal computer appears in a newspaper business: system unit, monitor, and keyboard.
  • A laptop computer with external mouse is shown in a house, hooked up to the Internet, showing a Web page receiving "hate Spam".

(Copyright 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

May 18, 2004

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the US. A Power Pals computer logo looks similar to the Mac OS logo.
(Copyright 2004 Nickelodeon)

May 23, 2004

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the US. A personal computer with flat-panel screen is used to edit a newspaper.
(Copyright 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

June 18, 2004

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the US.
  • A character accesses the Internet on a personal computer. The software says "You've got nothing!", and later "You've got tons of mail!", and "You've got commitment!", references to America Online software's "You've got mail!" message.
  • A laptop computer is used to run a "Virtual Camper Program", with virtual reality goggles.

August 4, 2004

Thailand issues a 3-baht postage stamp promoting the Information Technology program, depicting a personal computer keyboard and monitor.

September 10, 2004

Screen Gems releases the film Resident Evil: Apocalypse in the USA. A Sony VAIO laptop computer appears.

November 21, 2004

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A child mentions that he used to stand on an overpass and drop computers on the freeway. A woman responds "That's how we got our Kaypro".

January 16, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A man at an employment agency plays a computer game resembling Doom.
(Copyright 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

February 6, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. Personal computers are used to view pictures, play games, and view Web site videos.
(Copyright 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

February 15, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the US. A fairy refers to the "WANDOS 2.0" operating system, a reference to the Windows operating system.
(Copyright 2005 Nickelodeon)

February 20, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer is used to access an Internet Web site.
(Copyright 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 20, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer is used at an insurance agency.
(Copyright 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 22, 2005

Netherlands issues a 39-cent postage stamp depicting a laptop computer.

March 27, 2005

Netherlands issues a postage stamp depicting business symbols, including a personal computer.

April 3, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A recruitment sign for prison guards says "Must know Microsoft Powerpoint, sadism".
(Copyright 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

April 17, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A scene from the future shows someone with a laptop computer.
(Copyright 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

May 11, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the US. A personal computer with keyboard and mouse appears.
(Copyright 2005 Nickelodeon)

May 15, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A home personal computer and a portable laptop are used to access the World Wide Web.
(Copyright 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

June 22, 2005

Buena Vista Pictures releases the film Herbie Fully Loaded to theaters in the USA.
  • A computer and MultiSync LCD monitor appear.
  • A Hewlett-Packard laptop computer appears.

(Copyright 2005 Buena Vista Pictures)

August 4, 2005

Thailand issues a postage stamp depicting a handheld computer.

September 18, 2005

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. An 8-year-old girl has a personal computer in her bedroom.
(Copyright 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

October 19, 2005

Costa Rica issues a postage stamp depicting a child at a computer, showing a mouse and keyboard.

November 16, 2005

Cuba issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

November 16, 2005

Morocco issues a 6-dirham postage stamp for the World Summit on the Information Society meeting in Tunis, depicting a laptop computer.

November 22, 2005

Switzerland isues a stamp depicting children and a personal computer.
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Other web pages of interest:
  • Chronology of Personal Computers
  • Disney References in Pop Culture
  • Video Game References in Pop Culture
  • Chevrolet Corvette References in Pop Culture
  • This Day in History

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