Today, we think of networking as synonymous with the Internet–a global interconnected network that encompasses not just computers but also millions of “smart” devices.
This next episode of The Computer Chronicles from early 1984 examined the status of speech synthesis technology.
In a recent essay for the socialist journal Current Affairs, Matthew James Seidel recounted a story from 2013 where “delivery drivers came up with an unexpected way to prevent robots from taking their jobs.
Roger Ebert wrote in his four-star review of the 1983 film WarGames, “Computers only do what they are programmed to do, and they will follow their programs to illogical conclusions.
Since the 1990s, word processing has largely been synonymous with Microsoft Word.
The first season of The Computer Chronicles was repackaged and marketed to educational institutions as The Computer Chronicles Telecourse.
Normally, The Computer Chronicles highlighted consumer software and hardware. Stewart Cheifet often described his role as doing the legwork on behalf of the viewer so they knew what products to buy.
We begin this episode of The Computer Chronicles from February 1984 with Stewart Cheifet plunking on an unspecified model of Casiotone keyboard.
There was apparently a roughly two-month gap between the taping of episodes of The Computer Chronicles in late 1983 and their initial airing in early 1984.
The Computer Chronicles debuted as a national television program in the United States in the fall of 1983.