COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 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.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 66 — DISK OPTIMIZER, DOUBLEDOS, XTREE, HOT, ABOVE DISC, DBASE PROGRAMMERS' UTILITIES, AND DETENTE
Business applications and games may garner the most attention when talking about computer software from the 1980s, but for many companies the real key to success was in utility programs.
During the run of Computer Chronicles thus far, IBM launched a number of products that failed to dominate their respective markets, including the PCjr, TopView, and token ring.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 64 — THE MUSIC STUDIO, EZ-TRACK, SOUNDSCAPE, THE APPLE IIGS, AND THE COMPUSONICS DSP-1000
The Battle of the 16-Bit Computers was in full swing by late 1986, with the Apple IIgs joining the fray against the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST at the lower end of the market.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 63 — FIRST SHAPES, INFOMINDER, THE NAME GAME, PLATO, AND THE ELECTRONIC UNIVERSITY NETWORK
The second part of Computer Chronicles' fourth-season look at educational software was something of a grab bag.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 62 — APPLE CLASSROOMS OF TOMORROW, INFORMATION LABORATORY, VOYAGE OF THE MIMI, AND THE FACTORY
The fourth season of Computer Chronicles premiered in September 1986 with a two-part look at educational software.
Morrow Designs, Inc., the company founded by George Morrow and his wife in 1979, was part of the early wave of small manufacturers that produced microcomputers for the business market.
COMPUTER CHRONICLES REVISITED 61 — THE FPS-264, ELXSI 6400, SEQUENT BALANCE 8000, AND THE WARP PROJECT
Since the mid-2000s, just about every personal computer made contains a multi-core and/or multi-threaded CPU.