Apple CEO John Sculley’s quest to extend the Macintosh’s reach in the business market took an important step in November 1987 with the launch of MultiFinder, an extension to the System Software 5 operating system that finally enabled a form of multitasking on the Mac.
The November 1987 edition of the Computer Chronicles holiday buyers' guide began with Gary Kildall showing Stewart Cheifet the Sony XV-T600 Picture Computer, a $600 machine that added pictures and titles to home VCR movies.
Apple had a few false starts when it came to local area networks in the 1980s.
Local area networks were a regular topic during early seasons of Computer Chronicles.
Steve Boros managed the Oakland Athletics in 1983 and 1984, and the San Diego Padres in 1986.
The second annual Computer Chronicles episode to focus on the fall COMDEX show in Las Vegas aired in November 1987, just a few days after the event concluded.
Even as stock markets around the world crashed in October 1987, business owners could still take comfort in the fact that laser printers had finally broken the sub-$2,000 barrier.
Zenith Data Systems (ZDS) was a company often featured on ‘Computer Chronicles’ for its innovative PC compatibles.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 92 — HYPERCARD, FOCAL POINT, AND THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART LASERGUIDE
On August 11, 1987, Apple announced the release of HyperCard at the opening of the Boston Macworld Expo.
Adam Osborne made a name for himself in the 1970s as one of the first successful authors and publishers of computer books.