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.

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.