Stewart Reges

Computer Chronicles Revisited, Part 13 — The IBM PROFS (and the Macintosh)

Computer Chronicles Revisited, Part 13 — The IBM PROFS (and the Macintosh)

The episode I’m covering today taped on January 18, 1984, which was four days before Super Bowl XVIII. That game would go down in computing history for the famous Apple “1984” commercial that announced the launch of the original Macintosh (later known as the Macintosh 128K). As this Chronicles episode aired the week after the Super Bowl, Stewart Cheifet devoted a good portion of the post-show “Random Access” segment to the new machine and what it might mean for Apple for the rest of 1984.