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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 19 — THE HP 2700 AND THE APPLE MACINTOSH

When Apple released the Macintosh–later known as the Macintosh 128K–in January 1984, its main selling point was the graphical user interface (GUI).

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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 18 — PERSONAL COBOL, FORTH, AND DR LOGO

In Part 16, we saw a demonstration of Apple Logo, a computer programming language promoted as an alternative to BASIC.

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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 17 — ALAN SHUGART AND THE MEMOREX 3680

This next episode of The Computer Chronicles from 1984 is about storage devices, specifically disk drives.

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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 16 — THE APPLE LOGO PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

Today, Python is probably the most popular computer programming language taught in elementary and secondary schools.

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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 15 — SPACE SHUTTLE, EXCALIBUR, PINBALL CONSTRUCTION SET, AND DR. J VS. LARRY BIRD

Even if you’re only a casual gamer, there are probably a few video game designers whose names you’re familiar with, such as Sid Meier, Todd Howard, and Shigeru Miyamoto.

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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 14 — EXPRESS EASYSCAN AND THE SALES EDGE

In a bit of eerie foreshadowing, this episode of The Computer Chronicles from January 1984 opened with a discussion of a global pandemic.

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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 13 — THE IBM PROFS (AND THE MACINTOSH)

The episode I’m covering today was taped on January 18, 1984, four days before Super Bowl XVIII.

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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 12 — THE XEROX COLOR LASER PRINTER

Today’s episode contains what Stewart Cheifet would later describe as one of the classic “near disasters” involving a product demonstration on The Computer Chronicles.

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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 11 — THE AM2901C AND AM29116

Computer architecture is usually described in terms of bits. For instance, we often speak of early personal computers from the late 1970s and early 1980s as 8-bit machines.

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COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 10 — THE SYTEK LOCALNET

Today, we think of networking as synonymous with the Internet–a global interconnected network that encompasses not just computers but also millions of “smart” devices.