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.
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.
The Software Publishers Association (SPA) began in 1984 as the lobbying arm for the still-nascent computer software industry.
On August 12, 1991, the Boston Computer Exchange (BCE) held an “Irish wake” for the original IBM Personal Computer.