Steve Rea

Computer Chronicles Revisited, Part 12 — The Xerox Color Laser Printer

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. The subject was the first Xerox Color Laser Printer, which was actually a prototype not yet available for sale when this Chronicles episode taped in October 1983. Cheifet recounted the event to Tonya Hall of ZDNet in a November 2020 interview: We introduced the very first color laser printer on the show by Xerox.