COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 78 — BIX, NEXIS, EASYNET, AND MACWORLD EXPO 1987

The second part of Computer Chronicles’ two-part look at online services to open 1987 has a strong sense of deja vu.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 77 — QUANTUMLINK, DOW JONES INFORMATION SERVICES, DELPHI, AND MINITEL

An ad in the October 6, 1985, edition of The Scrantonian announced an upcoming meeting of the Scranton (Pennsylvania) Commodore Users Group on October 8 that would feature a demonstration of QuantumLink, a “new computer information network.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 76 — THE COMPAQ DESKPRO 386, ZENITH Z-386, AND VP/IX

The star of the November 1986 COMDEX show was the Intel 80386 microprocessor.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 75 — LOTUS EXPRESS, RE:SOURCE, AND WATSON

Email is one of those technologies that has seemingly always been around in one form or another.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 74 — VENTURE'S BUSINESS SIMULATOR, PC TYPE RIGHT, THE TOY SHOP, AND THOMAS M. DISCH'S AMNESIA

The second annual buyer’s guide episode of Computer Chronicles aired in early December 1986.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 73 — TIME LINE, MICROSOFT PROJECT, AND SUPERPROJECT PLUS

Project management software was in the midst of a boom in the late 1980s.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED SPECIAL NO. 10 — PAUL SCHINDLER ON JEOPARDY!

Thirty-six years ago today, episode 482 of Jeopardy! hosted by Alex Trebek aired in syndication.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 72 — COMDEX/FALL '86

The first Computer Dealers Exhibition was held in 1979 in the ballroom of the original MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 71 — PRODEX, NOTE-IT, REFEREE, RINGMASTER, AND IN-SYNCH

Operating systems like the original MS-DOS were not capable of multitasking–they could only run one program at a time.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 70 — 101 MACROS FOR LOTUS 1-2-3 AND UNNAMED LOTUS SYMPHONY ADVENTURE GAME

If you’ve ever watched retro-tech YouTube videos, you might get the impression that the most widely used computer programming language of the 1980s was BASIC.