I’m a HUGE fan of the Palm OS operating system, aka Palm Pilots. Have been since 1997 when I bought a used Pilot 1000. As a rabid fan, I’ve collected as much Palm stuff as possible. One of the things that I dug up many years ago were some television ads that Palm did. Not being a huge company with a huge marketing budget, television advertising is not something that Palm has done a lot of. Many of their ads never made it to TV, but were used for trade shows and the like.
This morning, I was reading Mike Mace’s article “We need a new mobile platform. Sort of.” and he made reference to the Palm Ad “A Perfect Day” and the fact that he couldn’t find the video online. I decided to do my
civic geeky duty and upload the video to YouTube.com. Not wanting to stop there, I decided to upload all the videos I’ve collected over the years. 8)
The playlist and the embedded player below, have the videos in date order as best as I can tell. There are 6 videos in all — enjoy.
Mike, I still recall the David Letterman version of “Train” where Letterman replaces the guy in the spot. At the end of the spoof commercial Letterman gets this message on his palm screen:
“Stop staring at me, Freakshow.”
Me too! I wish I could find that clip somewhere. It was a great spoof, and as your link says, Palm used that in their marketing quite a bit. 🙂
I also wish I could find the spoof videos that Palm did internally – like the one they did as Iron Chef. You’d think those would have popped up somewhere by now…
THANKS VERY MUCH for providing those old Palm commercials! I’ve been wanting to find the one with the train beaming that I’ve recalled from so many years ago and been unable to find anywhere. It was such a great commercial and thanks for sharing it! And for all the other ones I didn’t know about.
I thought I was the only fanatic in that respect but obviously, you really love it too. Thanks!
Hi there. I have created a posting that links to your article here. I’ve never dong a trackback so I’m not sure how to do it but thought I’d just post this info in the comments. Sorry. But thanks for the Palm videos!