In the studio introduction for the 1986 Computer Chronicles episode on computers and law enforcement, Stewart Cheifet and Gary Kildall looked at an educational game, Murder by the Dozen, running on the Macintosh.
During this third season of Chronicles, there have already been several episodes dedicated to the impact of computers on specific vocations, including the media, politics, and medicine.
As enthused as Gary Kildall was about many tech products, notably optical storage, he could be equally grumpy about other subjects, such as artificial intelligence (AI).
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 54 — THE HARDCARD, MASTERFLIGHT 60/60, HYPERDRIVE, AND THE BERNOULLI BOX
As we close out 1985 on Computer Chronicles, the discussion returned to a familiar subject–storage devices.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 53 — READER RABBIT, SCIENCE TOOLKIT, A.G. BEAR, AND THE MELARD ACCESS
This next Computer Chronicles episode launched the annual tradition of presenting a “buyers guide” for the holiday season.
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.
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).
This episode of Computer Chronicles from November 1985 returned to a favorite topic of the show: artificial intelligence and expert systems.
Many Computer Chronicles episodes to this point have discussed, or at least mentioned, the influence of politics on the tech industry.