COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 65 — THE IBM RT PC

During the run of Computer Chronicles thus far, IBM launched a number of products that failed to dominate their respective markets, including the PCjr, TopView, and token ring.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 64 — THE MUSIC STUDIO, EZ-TRACK, SOUNDSCAPE, THE APPLE IIGS, AND THE COMPUSONICS DSP-1000

The Battle of the 16-Bit Computers was in full swing by late 1986, with the Apple IIgs joining the fray against the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST at the lower end of the market.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 63 — FIRST SHAPES, INFOMINDER, THE NAME GAME, PLATO, AND THE ELECTRONIC UNIVERSITY NETWORK

The second part of Computer Chronicles’ fourth-season look at educational software was something of a grab bag.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 62 — APPLE CLASSROOMS OF TOMORROW, INFORMATION LABORATORY, VOYAGE OF THE MIMI, AND THE FACTORY

The fourth season of Computer Chronicles premiered in September 1986 with a two-part look at educational software.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED SPECIAL NO. 8 — MORROW DESIGNS

Morrow Designs, Inc., the company founded by George Morrow and his wife in 1979, was part of the early wave of small manufacturers that produced microcomputers for the business market.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 61 — THE FPS-264, ELXSI 6400, SEQUENT BALANCE 8000, AND THE WARP PROJECT

Since the mid-2000s, just about every personal computer made contains a multi-core and/or multi-threaded CPU.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 60 — HEALD COLLEGE AND DECWORLD '86

Alexander “Sandy” Astin was a longtime professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, best known for creating an annual survey of college freshmen.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 59 — TELLSTAR, HALLEY, AND THE LICK OBSERVATORY

In 1705, Oxford geometry professor Edmond Halley published a paper, A Synopsis of the Astronomy of Comets, which proposed that comets observed from Earth in 1531, 1607, and 1682 were in fact the same comet.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 58 — MIND OVER MINORS, RELAX, AND THE THERAPEUTIC LEARNING PROGRAM

“Expert” systems were all the rage in the late 1980s, as demonstrated by a previous Computer Chronicles episode on their use in law enforcement.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 57 — QUOTREK, SPEAR SECURITIES, SIGNAL, DOW JONES INFORMATION SERVICE, AND THE TELESCAN ANALYZER

The major theme for this season of Computer Chronicles has been, “Why would anyone actually buy a personal computer?