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.
The star of the November 1986 COMDEX show was the Intel 80386 microprocessor.
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.
Project management software was in the midst of a boom in the late 1980s.
Thirty-six years ago today, episode 482 of Jeopardy! hosted by Alex Trebek aired in syndication.
The first Computer Dealers Exhibition was held in 1979 in the ballroom of the original MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.