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.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 69 — PAGEMAKER, VENTURA PUBLISHER, AND THE DEST PC SCAN PLUS

Computer software giant Adobe recently made headlines with its proposed $20 billion acquisition of Figma, the developer of a popular web-based interface design application.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 68 — FONTOGRAPHER, THE RADIUS FULL PAGE DISPLAY, DESKTOP ART, AND READY, SET, GO!

In September 1986, roughly 1,000 people attended the first Seybold Conference on Desktop Publishing, where the featured speaker was exiled Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED SPECIAL NO. 9 — THE 1986 EXCELLENCE IN SOFTWARE AWARDS

The Software Publishers Association (SPA) began in 1984 as the lobbying arm for the still-nascent computer software industry.

COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED, PART 67 — THE BOSTON COMPUTER EXCHANGE

On August 12, 1991, the Boston Computer Exchange (BCE) held an “Irish wake” for the original IBM Personal Computer.