COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 105 — FEDERAL TAX FORMS FOR APPLEWORKS AND J.K. LASSER'S YOUR INCOME TAX
Tax preparation software was always a favorite topic of Computer Chronicles.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 104 — BOEING 757 MAINTENANCE MANUAL, MICROSOFT BOOKSHELF, THE VISUAL DICTIONARY, AND THE N/HANCE 525E
At the 1985 summer Consumer Electronics Show, Jack Tramiel’s Atari Corporation demonstrated a CD-ROM drive running the Grolier’s KnowldegeDisc, a digital version of the Grolier’s encyclopedia based on software created by Gary Kildall’s Activenture, Inc.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, WordStar was the gold standard for word processors on microcomputers.
Ethan Johnson, a Chicago-based computer and video game historian, recently released the sixth episode in his Play History series, which chronicles the origins of video gaming all the way back to the 1940s.
In February 1987, Compute! magazine published the first hands-on look at the Amiga 2000.
In 1985, Broderbund released Science Toolkit, a unique combination of hardware and software that enabled students to conduct simple experiments using an Apple II computer.
The January 1988 Macworld Expo in San Francisco was the second industry trade show to merit its own Computer Chronicles episode after the Las Vegas COMDEX show.
Computer Chronicles began 1988 with a focus on desktop scanners and digital imaging software, a field still in its earliest stages at the personal computer level.
In the late 1970s, Will Harvey worked a summer paper route to help pay for his first computer, a Commodore PET.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 100 — STRATEGIC CONQUEST, BEYOND DARK CASTLE, APACHE STRIKE, CHUCK YEAGER'S ADVANCED FLIGHT TRAINER, AND MEAN 18
You always have to be cautious when declaring something was a “first” in video game history.