After 3 years, 108 episode-specific posts, and 15 podcasts, this project has now concluded.
October 1983 marked the 40th anniversary of the debut of Computer Chronicles as a nationally televised program on PBS stations in the United States.
How many applications is your computer running right now? If the answer is more than one, then you’re already well ahead of most personal computer of the 1980s.
Kate Willaert is a video game historian and essayist. She recently released part one in a series of video essays on the origins of Nintendo’s famed mascot Mario.
In August 1987, Apple announced HyperCard, a new type of middleware for the Macintosh that made it possible for anyone to create a polished application combining text, graphics, and hyperlinks.
Kevin Bunch is perhaps the world’s foremost historian of the Atari VCS–also known as the Atari 2600–and other 1970s home video game consoles.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 107 — KOALAPAINTER, THE WINE STEWARD, SKATE OR DIE, MASTER COMPOSER, AND KEYBOARD CONTROLLED SEQUENCER
At the June 1983 Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, Commodore International announced a cut in the wholesale price of its Commodore 64 (C64) computer from $360 to $199.
When Computer Chronicles debuted as a national program in the fall of 1983, the IBM Personal Computer dominated what was then still called the microcomputer market.
There were three basic means of distributing software in the 1980s: retailers, mail-order catalogs, and bulletin board systems (BBS).
In 1980, Mattel Electronics released the Horse Race Analyzer, a calculator-type device that promised to help you pick winning horses at the track.