COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 52 — AMIGA WORKBENCH, DELUXE PAINT, NEOCHROME, AND VIP PROFESSIONAL

The term “home computer” was always a bit vague. Even today, I know there is some debate among tech historians over what machines actually fit that description.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED SPECIAL NO. 6 — THE WOMEN'S COMPUTER LITERACY PROJECT

In an early third-season episode of Computer Chronicles that I previously covered, Wendy Woods presented one of her remote segments from the Women’s Computer Literacy Project, a San Francisco-based computer school run by Deborah L.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 51 — GROLIER'S KNOWLEDGEDISC, INFOTRAC, DEC UNI-FILE, AND ISIDOS

Gary Kildall was not just the co-host of Computer Chronicles. He also co-founded and ran two software companies, Digital Research and KnowledgeSet (originally Activenture).

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 50 — THE CEMAX-1000, POISINDEX, PUFF, AND THE EXPERT SYSTEM

This episode of Computer Chronicles from November 1985 returned to a favorite topic of the show: artificial intelligence and expert systems.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 49 — SOLON, BOB CARR, ED ZSCHAU, AND F-15 STRIKE EAGLE

Many Computer Chronicles episodes to this point have discussed, or at least mentioned, the influence of politics on the tech industry.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 48 — ETHERMAC, TOKEN RING, AND TOPS

IBM was not having the best year in 1985. In October, Big Blue reported its third consecutive drop in quarterly profits.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 47 — THE WELL

A “Random Access” item in the last episode discussed a 1985 bill introduced in the United States Senate, S.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 46 — KRON-TV, USA TODAY, KCBS RADIO, AND THE AURORA/75 GRAPHICS SYSTEM

Few industries were transformed more by the rise in computer technology than the media.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 45 — THE OKIMATE 20, IBM QUIETWRITER, HP LASERJET PLUS, AND ADOBE POSTSCRIPT

The Macintosh never lived up to the hype of the infamous “1984” Super Bowl ad.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 44 — THELMA ESTRIN, JUDITH ESTRIN, ELIZABETH STOTT, KAY GILLILAND, JAN LEWIS, AND ADELE GOLDBERG

There’s a telling comment from the previous Computer Chronicles episode that helps set the stage for this next program.