I was just sitting here in my favorite coffee shop, and Van Halen’s Right Now came over the speakers. I was of course immediately reminded of Windows '95. That got me to thinking about media that is closely tied to retrocomputing. Most of the associations I have are either to simple advertising jingles (like the Intel four-note ditty), or to media that I just happen to associate with retrocomputing. For example, in the early 90s, I spent a lot of time playing with WAV audio in DOS, Windows, and Linux using a recording of The James Gang’s Funk #49 from internal CD-ROM drive.
There is, of course, the collection of Amiga MODs that I used to play in various DOS-based trackers, but I’m not sure those are quite what I’m thinking of, here.
What popular media is indelibly linked to computing for the rest of you? Does anyone share my Van Halen / Windows 95 link from the advertising blitz leading up to its release?