1984, Packard Bell, and the Library

Troy Johnson writes “In 1996 the Packard Bell computer company created an ad with a 1984 style theme with the motto, “Wouldn’t you rather be at home?” that depicted libraries and librarians in a very negative light.
Librarians and the ALA wrote letters to Packard Bell and got them to remove the library from the commercial. At my website people can view the original commercial that includes libraries.”