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Computer Chronicles
Jul 5, 2022
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A profile on computer pioneer Gary Kildall and the important contributions he made to the PC industry including the true story on how IBM ended up using MS-DOS rather than CP/M. Kildall developed CP/M, the first personal computer operating system. He was also a co-host on the early Computer Chronicles series. Includes comments by Gordon Eubanks, Symantec; Tom Rolander, DRI; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies; Lee Lorenzen, DRI; Jacqui Morby, TA Associates; Alan Cooper, CP/M applications...
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Topics: Episode year: 2001, Episode year: 1995, Operating systems: CP/M, the first operating system,...
Computer Chronicles
Jun 6, 2022 Mimi Riley
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Adding peripherals used to be a nightmare with a PC, having to manually figure out all kinds of settings and switches. Windows 95 promised to end all that with Plug and Play, though many users called it Plug and Pray. This program looks at the early efforts to simplify adding peripherals. Covered are sound cards, SCSI controllers, video cards, mice, CDROM drives, and PCMCIA cards. Also covered is Plug and Tell, which helped you figure out what settings had to be changed, and Compaq's Hot...
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Topics: plug, play, peripherals, add-ons
Computer Chronicles
Jun 4, 2022
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Portability was becoming a big issue in the early 90's. This program looked at several new portable computing solutions including Grid Systems RS Wireless, the Momenta Pentop Computer, NEC's Ultralite Cellular Workstation, IBM's PC Radio, Apple's PowerBook 100, AST's Premium Exec Color Notebook, and HP's 95LX Palmtop PC. Originally broadcast in 1991.
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Computer Chronicles
May 17, 2022
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This was the very first episode of the Computer Chronicles, originally broadcast in September 1983, covering the history and ancestry of today's PC. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Gordon Bell, DEC; Herb Lechner, SRI; Cyril Yansouni, HP Products/Demos: HP 150 PC, Computer Museum, TX-1 Computer. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1983
Computer Chronicles
May 17, 2022
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They weren't quite "notebook" computers yet, but laptops were replacing "luggables" in the portable computer category during the late 1980's. This program looks at the state of the art in portables including the Atari Portfolio, the GridPad, the Poqet PC, the Dynabook 286, the NEC Color Portable, Toshiba's T3200SX, IBM's P70 386, and the new Mac Portable. Average price for one of these laptops was about $5,000. Guests include Traveling Software CEO Mark Eppley. Originally...
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Topics: laptop, portable, notebook
Computer Chronicles
May 15, 2022
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A review of the latest laptop computers, new display screen technology and common applications.. Guests: Bob Wade, Tany/Radio Shack; James Barlett, NEC; Andrew Czernek, Zenith Data Systems; Thomas Sherrard, Toshiba; Britt Blaser, Dynamac; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Workslate, Tandy Model 100 & 200, NEC Multispeed, Zenith Z-181, Toshiba T-1100 & T-3100, Grid Laptop, Mac Portable
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
Computer Chronicles
May 13, 2022
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The state of the art in portable computers in the mid 1980's. Products featured include the Morrow Pivot Portable, the Hewlett Packard HP110, the Texas Instrument Pro-Lite, and the Data General DG-1. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: portables, laptops, notebooks
Computer Chronicles
May 13, 2022
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Many computer users got their start with the TRS-80, the Tandy Color Computer, or the Model 100 portable computer. This program looks at the role Radio Shack played in the early launch of personal computers and the hordes of users who still love their old Tandy PCs. Featured demonstrations include the Tandy 2500 SX/20, the Tandy 4033 LX, the GRiD 1550cd, the GRiD 325sc. Also shown is the original TRS-80 and some of the earlier cassette based software such as Dancing Demon. Guests include Howard...
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Topic: tandy, radio shack
Computer Chronicles
May 10, 2022
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After disasters like IBM's PC Jr and the failure of PC companies like Texas Instruments and Atari, the future of home personal computers didn't look so good. But in 1990 a new generation of home PCs brought the business back. This program looks at the products that led to this rebirth, including the IBM PS/1, the Tandy 1000, the Magnavox Headstart, the Macintosh LC and the Mac Classic. Also includes coverage of the Commodore 64 and analysis from Dataquest. Originally broadcast in 1990....
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Topics: apple, mac, macintosh, tandy, ibm, TI, Philips, magnavox, atari, commodore
Computer Chronicles
May 8, 2022
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A first look at the new IBM PS2 computer and its design and interface innovations. Guests: Tony Harris, Digital Research; David Bunnell, PCW Communications; John Dvorak, PC Magazine; Ron Kaufmann, RX Computers; George Morrow, Nestar; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: DOS 3.3, Gem Desktop Publisher, IBM PS2 Model 50, GEM Draw Plus, FLEX-OS. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
Computer Chronicles
May 8, 2022
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An in-depth look at IBM, the IBM standard and the impact of its dominant role in the PC marketplace. Guests: Norm DeWitt, Dataquest; Tom Rolander, Intel; Stewart Alsop, InfoWorld; John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: IBM PC ATIBM TopView, CompuPro Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
May 8, 2022
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A comparative look at the new breed of IBM look-alikes. Guests: David Bunnell, PC World Magazine; Ed Juge, Tandy; David Grais, Attorney; Woody Liswood, Consultant; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Radio Shack Tandy 1000, IBM PC, Ericsson PC, Compaq PC. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
May 7, 2022
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Today they're called "mac heads", but way back in the 1980's, Apple users were in love with the Apple II. Despite the introduction of the Mac in 1984, the Apple II continued to have its devoted fans. This program looks at the Apple II culture during the early Mac era. Included are the Apple IIc+, the Apple II-GS, and a rare Apple I. Guests include John Sculley and Gary Kildall. Software demonstrations are of Math Blaster, Paintworks Gold, and Microsoft Bookshelf. Also a look at the...
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Topics: apple, macintosh, sculley
Computer Chronicles
May 5, 2022 Stewart Cheifet
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Steve Jobs returns to Apple and the turnaround is underway with the launch of the sleek iMac. A look at what's new at Apple. Included are a review of the new iMac, the new Macintosh Power G3, the new Mac OS 8.1, and a powerful graphics and animation demonstration using ElectricImage software. Featured guests include Steve Jobs, Ellen Hancock, Tim Draper, and editors from MacAddict magazine. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1998
Computer Chronicles
May 5, 2022
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There was a period in the mid nineties when Apple (without Steve Jobs) experimented with licensing the Mac OS to other computer manufacturers. That led to a rush of Mac clones. At the same time, Apple was introducing "Copland", its new OS, dubbed System 8. This program looks at several of the new Mac clones and reviews System 8. Demonstrations include the Power 100 from Power Computing, the Genesis MP from Daystar Digital, the Radius System 100, the Power PC PowerBook and the new...
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Topics: apple, macintosh, mac, radius, power, copland, clones, system 8
Computer Chronicles
May 5, 2022
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A look at the new 7.0 operating system for the Macintosh. Demonstrations include the finder, file sharing, publish & subscribe, virtual memory, and aliasing. Applications featured include Claris Works and Deneba's Canvas. Also a comparative look at the new DOS 5.0. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Computer Chronicles
May 4, 2022
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A review of the new Macintosh computers and their ability to emulate MS-DOS machines and run IBM compatible applications. Guests: Charles Oppenheimer, Apple; Didier Diaz, Apple; George Morrow, Nestar; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Mac SE, Mac II Originally broadcast May 1987. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1987.
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
Computer Chronicles
May 4, 2022
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An in-depth look at the early Apple Macintosh computer, available software and hardware add-ons. Originally broadcast in 1985. Guests: Joanna Hoffman, Apple; Bob Foster, Telos Software; Lee Lorenzen, Digital Research; Ben Wiseman, InfoCorp; Gary Kildall, DRI; Larry Tesler, Apple Products/Demos: Apple Macintosh, MacProject, FileVision, GEM DrawJazz. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: macintosh, apple, jobs
Computer Chronicles
May 4, 2022
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In this week's episode of Computer Chronicles, we show you the features in Windows XP, both Home and Professional, and we'll explore whether it is worth the money to upgrade. Plus we'll show you the latest version of Internet Explorer and the Macintosh OS. Copyright 2002 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topics: Episode year: 2002, Episode year: 2001, Operating systems: Windows, Operating systems: Macintosh...
Computer Chronicles
May 3, 2022
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A look at the many new versions of Unix and its challenge to DOS and OS/2. Guests: Rick Davis, Frame Technology; Karen Lusardi, Sun Microsystem; Janet Dobbs, Hewlett Packard; Bill Jacobs, Apple; Karen Christian, Wiesel Lab; Doug Michels, SCOMichael Karels, UC Berkeley Products/Demos: Sun 386i Unix Workstation; Sun; Write; Sun; Paint; Sun; Draw; Sun File Manager; Open Look; OSF/Motif; HP 9000 360 Unix Workstation; X Windows with A/UXSCO Xenix
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Topic: Episode year: 1989
Computer Chronicles
May 3, 2022
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The big news in 1993 was Microsoft's new version 6.2 of MS-DOS. Demonstrations include MS-DOS 6.0, MS-DOS 6.2, Stacker 3.1, Norton Utilities 7.0, and IBM's PenDOS. Featured are visits to Microsoft DOS labs in Redmond, Washington and the Ziff Davis test labs in Foster City, California. Originally broadcast in 1993.
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Computer Chronicles
May 2, 2022
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AT&T's computer operating system is threatening to take over IBM's MS-DOS dominance. Guests: John Mashey, Bell Labs; Mark Sobell, Author; Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems; Doug Hartman, Hewlett Packard; Mike Denney, Basis; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: File It, HP Integral PC, UNIX. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
May 1, 2022
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A review of the latest portable computer technology focusing on new batteries, color, faster processors, larger hard drives and backlit displays. Guests: Keith Comer, Toshiba; Kevin Mankin, Zenith; Jim Barltett, NECMac Mc; Loughlin, Compaq; Michael Morris, Intelligent Tech; Bill Howard, PC Magazine; Bill Lempesis, Dataquest; Betty English, Hitachi; Dan Farber, Mac; Week; Jerry Borrell, MacWorld Products/Demos: Toshiba T1600Toshiba T5200Zenith Turbo; Sport 386NEC Ultralite; Compaq SLT 286CAT 286...
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Topic: Episode year: 1989
Computer Chronicles
Apr 30, 2022
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In the mid 1990's, it wasn't yet an all Windows world. A battle was on between Microsoft's Windows and IBM's OS/2. This program compared the two operating systems and various add-ons for Windows and OS/2. Products demonstrated include Windows 95, OS/2 Warp, Voice Pilot for OS/2, and Colorworks for OS/2. Guests include IBM's David Barnes and syndicated columnist Dan Gillmor. Originally broadcast in 1995.
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Topics: IBM, Warp, OS/2, operating systems
Computer Chronicles
Apr 30, 2022
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The OS/2 operating system started out as a joint venture between Microsoft and IBM. That venture fell apart as Microsoft went its own way with Windows. This program looks at IBM's OS/2 and compares its features to Microsoft's Windows 3.0. Demonstrations include Sound Impression, cc:Mail, Lotus 1-2-3, AmiPro, and SuperProject. Includes a visit to ZD Labs for their evaluation of Windows NT and to the annual IBM OS/2 conference. Guests include John Soyring, IBM's manager of software development,...
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Topics: lotus, ibm, OS/2, operating system, windows, microsoft
Computer Chronicles
Apr 27, 2022
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The launch of Windows 98 was a major upgrade for Windows users, solving some of the problems of Windows 95. This program previewed the new functionality of Windows 98 and also featured Win98 add-ons including Microsoft's Plus! 98, the Windows utility Tweak UI, and Gizmos 98 from Play. Guests include Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux, Mike Elgan of Windows magazine, and Kiki Stockhammer of Play. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer Chronicles
Apr 27, 2022
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The upgrade from Windows 3.0 to Windows 95 was the big leap for Microsoft and began its domination of the desktop. This program looks at the new OS, originally code named "Chicago" and Windows 4.0, and new applications developed specifically for Win 95. Demonstrations include Windows 95, Norton Utilities for Win 95, Visio, and Picture Publisher. Also included are demonstratons of IBM's Warp OS/2, and the Macintosh Operating System OS 7.5. Originally broadcast in 1994. Copyright 1994...
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Topics: windows, microsoft, apple, macintosh, warp, IBM, OS/2, operating system
Computer Chronicles
Apr 26, 2022
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Microsoft's Windows OS grew up a little bit with the release of Windows NT in 1993. This program looks at the new operating system. Included are demonstrations of NT's application integration and SQL server. Also featured are a new NT based graphics program from Altsys called Virtuoso and a new NT CAD program from Bentley Systems called MicroStation. This program also includes a visit to the NT test and development lab in Redmond, Washington and a comparison between NT and Unix. Originally...
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Topics: windows, NT, unix
Computer Chronicles
Apr 17, 2022
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It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: windows, microsoft, operating systems
Computer Chronicles
Apr 17, 2022
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The first major upgrade to Windows was the 3.0 version, launched in 1990. This program reviews Windows 3.0 , some competitive products, and it looks at some Windows add-ons designed to make it work better. Demonstrations include Windows 3.0, ToolBook 1.0 from Asymetrix, PowerPoint 2.0 for Windows, DR-DOS 5.0 from Digital Research, GEM from Digital Research, GEOS and Ensemble from GeoWorks, and ViewMax. Originally broadcast in September 1990. Copyright 1990 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Digital Research, GEM, GEOS, PowerPoint
Computer Chronicles
Mar 14, 2022
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The sixth annual Computer Bowl contest pitting East coast techies against West coast nerds to see who knows more about computer trivia. West coast team: Bill Gates, Bill Joy, Jeffery Kalb, David Liddle, Harry Saal. East coast team: Mitchell Kapor, Bob Frankston, Pamela McCorduck, David Nelson, Neil Colvin. Guest quesetioner: Andy Grove. Host: Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1994. Copyright 1994 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1994, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl, Bill Gates
Computer Chronicles
Nov 28, 2021
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A review of where major Japanese technology companies are in the PC hardware and software markets. Shot in Japan. Guests:  Katsuro Miyakoda, Microcomputer Magazine; Yukio Mizuno, NEC; Kay Nishi, ASCII; Hitoshi Tanaka, Ampere; Susumu Shinbori, Sony; Michael Miller, Popular Computing; Christopher Mead, High Tech Review. Products/Demos:     MSX, Fujitsu Portable, Sony CD-ROM, CIC Handwriter, Ampere WS-1, Epson Wrist Computer. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
Sep 27, 2021
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An early look at how computers are being used in formal education. Guests include Professor Patrick Suppes of Stanford University and Glenn Kleiman, author of "Brave New Schools". Includes demonstrations of the LOGO and BASIC languages. Guest host is Herb Lechner of SRI International. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: education, schools, university, palo alto, stanford, suppes, kleiman, LOGO, BASIC
Computer Chronicles
Sep 10, 2021
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In a world full of Macintosh computers and DOS based computers, there was a market for utilities that would translate between the two formats. This program looks at several examples, including DaynaFile, DOS Mounter, Soft PC, MacWrite II, LapLink Mac III, and PC MacTerm. Among the guests are Mark Eppley, CEO of Traveling Software and analyst Jan Lewis. Originally broadcast in 1989. Copyright 1989 Stewart Cheifet Productions. 
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Topics: DOS, Macintosh, PC
Computer Chronicles
Aug 23, 2021
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How do you maintain your privacy and still play in the online world? This program offers some suggestions including LPWA, the Lucent Personal Web Assistant, PGP5.5 Personal Privacy encryption software, the Anonymizer, and Firefly Networks Passport software. Also features a visit with a private investigator who deals with cyber privacy issues and a look at how eBay tries to avoid online scams. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: identity theft, fraud, encryption
Computer Chronicles
Aug 13, 2021
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The Internet has created a place where it is easy to find information and art to share. But what about copyright issues? Is everything free for the asking online? We'll show you software to protect your own site from being copied without your permission as well as discuss the latest issues involving newspapers and magazines re-printing their own articles online.
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Topics: Episode year: 2000, Companies: Adobe, Legal Issues, Music
Computer Chronicles
Jul 17, 2021
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Motorola's new PowerPC microprocessor launched a whole new generation of computers including the PowerMac. This program looks at the increased speed and functionality of computers using the new Motorola CPU. Demonstrations include various benchmark tests on the PowerMac, the PowerMac 7100 and the PowerMac 8100, applications such as Excel 5.0 for the Mac, and PhotoShop 3.0. Also a look at SoftWindows, a utility that lets you run Windows apps on a PowerMac. Includes a visit to Motorola's CPU...
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Topics: powerpc, powermac, apple, motorola, adobe, microsoft
Computer Chronicles
Jun 20, 2021
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On location coverage of the annual MacWorld expo in Boston. Guests include Jean Louis Gassee and Bob Metcalfe. Companies profiled include Aba Software, Cricket Software, Deneba Software, Microillusions, Silicon Beach, Advent, Claris, Dynaware, Pixelogic, Aldus, Letraset, Microsoft, Ashton-Tate, Springboard Software, Aegis, MacroMind, TrueVision, Electronic Arts, SuperMac, and Apple. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: macworld, macintosh, apple
Computer Chronicles
Nov 12, 2020
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The Commodore 64 was the first computer for many families. This program looks at what you can do with the famous C-64. Demonstrations include The Wine Steward, Skate or Die, Strike Fleet, the Koala Pad, Master Composer, Tetris, and Berkeley Software's GEOS. Includes a visit to a Commodore Owners Users Group meeting and an interview with Max Toy, president of Commodore. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: commodore, C-64, GEOS
Computer Chronicles
Nov 9, 2020
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A review of the best new computer games of the year. Demonstrations include The Neverhood from DreamWorks Interactive, Shattered Steel from Interplay, Tomb Raider from Eidos, and Diablo from Blizzard. Also includes a visit to a Quake marathon and a tour of the usability lab at The Learning Company. Originally broadcast in 1996.
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Topics: computer games, diablo, quake
Computer Chronicles
Oct 14, 2020
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A review of the best new games of the year. Games covered include In the First Degree, Buried in Time, Mech Warrior 2, ImagiNation Network, and Phantasmagoria. Plus a visit to Microsoft's Judgment Day, a conference for third-party game developers in Redmond, Washington. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: games, mech warrior, phantasmagoria
Computer Chronicles
Sep 17, 2020
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It wasn't quite the World Wide Web yet, but everybody started hearing about this thing called "the Internet" in 1993. It was being called the Information Superhighway then. This program looks at the earliest stages of the Internet including Aladdin Systems SITComm, a Macintosh communications program for Internet access, and the WELL (Whole Earth Lectronic Link), an early online community. Also featured is a visit to the former Bell Labs in New Jersey (now Bellcore) for demonstrations...
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Computer Chronicles
Aug 12, 2020
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A review of competing operating systems and their affect on software development. Guests: Gary Kildall, SRI; Tony Fanning, Hewlett Packard; Jean Yates, Yates Ventures; Bruce Tognizinni, Apple; Herb Lechner, SRI Products/Demos: CP/MUNIXXenix, MS/DOS, Apple IIe & AppleTalk. Originally broadcast in March 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Jun 26, 2020
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For fans of the Commodore Amiga, the introduction of the new Amiga 3000 was big news, even though the price tag was nearly $4,000. This program looked at the new Amiga computer and new third party appplications. Demonstrations include the Amiga 3000, the Amiga 2500, the AmigaVision authoring system, The Animation Studio, and the Video Toaster from NewTek. Also includes a visit to FAUG, the First Amiga Users Group, in Palo Alto. Guests include Paul Montgomery, Tim Jenison, Lou Wallace, and...
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Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, commodore, video toaster
Computer Chronicles
Jun 25, 2020
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Virtual reality started out as a science fiction concept in the early 1950s. Now, VR has become a kind of holy grail - lots of promises and claims, few results delivered. This program looks at the state of virtual reality. Demonstrations include the Talking Glove, AutoDesk's Cyberspace project, the Virtual Hand, GestureGlove, CyberGlove, CyberCAD, Virtus Corporation's WalkThrough. Also a visit to the Virtual Reality Showcase at the Software Development Conference in Santa Clara, California....
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Topics: VRML, cyberspace, VR, AutoCAD
Computer Chronicles
Jun 24, 2020
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Computers are creating an entirely new platform for playing games, between humans or between humans and computers. Guests: Trip Hawkins, Electronic Arts; Bill Budge, Game Designer; Chris Crawford, Atari; Steve Kitchen, Activision Products/Demos: Pinball Construction Set, One on One, Space Shuttle, Excaliber, Larry Bird Basketball. Originally broadcast in September 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 1984, computer games, pinball, space, activation, atari, hawkins, budge
Computer Chronicles
Jun 22, 2020
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An up close and personal profile of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. Includes comments by John Gage, Sun Microsystems; David Kirkpatrick, Fortune Magazine; Tony Perkins, Red Herring; Mitchell Kertzman, Liberate Technologies; Alex Vieux, Dasar. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1998, Television Programs, Computers: History, bill gates, microsoft
Computer Chronicles
Jun 19, 2020
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How much computer can you get at the bottom end of the market - comparison between the Commodore Amiga and the Atari 520ST. Guests: Rick Geiger, Commodore; Tim Mott, Electronic Arts; Bryan Kerr, Atari; Jim Tittsler, Atari; Lewis Moore, Home Computing; George Morrow, Morrow Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies Products/Demos: Atari 800, Commodore 64, Amiga IBM PC Emulator, Commodore Amiga, Atari 520, STNEO Paint. Originally broadcast in December 1985....
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Topics: Episode Year: 1985, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, atari
Computer Chronicles
Jun 17, 2020
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An introduction to Apple's Hypercard. Guests include Apple Fellow and Hypercard creator Bill Atkinson, Hypercard senior engineer Dan Winkler, author of "The Complete Hypercard Handbook" Danny Goodman, and Robert Stein, Publisher of Voyager Company. Demonstrations include Hypercard 1.0, Complete Car Cost Guide, Focal Point, Laserstacks, and National Galllery of Art. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: hypercard, apple, bill atkinson
Computer Chronicles
Feb 24, 2020
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The advent of optical storage and CD-ROMs changed the rules for software applications and opened up a whole new generation of programs. Reviewed on this program are Encarta, the Association of Shareware Professionals CD-ROM collection, American Visions: 20th Century Art from the Neuberger Collection, Art Spiegelman's The Complete Maus from Voyager, Substance Digizine, and the new Broderbund game MYST. Originally broadcast in 1994. Copyright 1994 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer Chronicles
Feb 24, 2020
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The use of computers to analyze personality and diagnose problems of human relations. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Dr. Jim Johnson, Human Edge SW; Dr. James Gardner, Fairview Dev; Dr. Roger Gould, Interactive Health; Dr. Bernie Zilbergeld; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: Intracourse, Mind Over Minors, Biofeedback, Psychotherapy on a Disk, Therapeutic Learning Program
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Topic: Episode year: 1986
Computer Chronicles
Jun 20, 2019
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Viruses are spreading to personal computers and causing havoc to individuals and businesses. A look at how to prevent viruses from destroying your system. Guests: John Dickinson, PC Labs; Andrew Seybold, Natl LAN Lab; Robert Capon, HJC Software; Jack Mc; Daniel, Magna; Dave Fischer, NASA Ames; Jim Mount, PME Labs; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Flu Shot; Virex; Empower
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Topic: Episode year: 1989
Computer Chronicles
Jun 19, 2019
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On location coverage of the annual European Technology Roundtable Exhibition conference in Berlin. Leading technology executives and journalists from around the world gather to discuss the future of computer and internet technology. Guests include Fortune's David Kirkpatrick, Roel Pieper of Tandem, Eric Benhamou of 3Com, Michael Rogers of Newsweek, venture capitalist John Shock, conference host Alex Vieux, Marco Landi of Apple, and Stan Shih of Acer. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996...
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Topics: europe, conference, germany
Computer Chronicles
Dec 29, 2018
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In the mid 1990's many people were on line, but the internet and the world wide web were still a new phenomenon. This program looks at the new open world of the web. Demonstrations include Eudora, Anarchy, the WELL, WinCIM, InterACT.net, and HoTMetal Pro HTML Editor. Guests include New York Times technology writer John Markoff. Also features a profile of the band Severe Tire Damage, the first band to ever perform live over the internet. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart...
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Topics: internet, web, online
Computer Chronicles
Jul 11, 2018
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Excel now dominates the spreadsheet world, but once upon a time there was actual competition among spreadsheet products. This program looks at Quattro 1.0, Allways 1.0, Lotus 1-2-3 3.0, Ashton-Tate's Full Impact, and Excel 2.1. Guests include Gary Kildall, Jan Lewis, and Jared Taylor of PC Magazine. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topics: spreadsheets, excel, lotus
Computer Chronicles
May 4, 2018
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A look at the best new software programs of the year, those which won Codie Awards from the Software Publishers Association. Featured titles include Edmark's Thinking Things, Hollywood from Theatrix, Dark Forces from Lucas Arts, and Rick Smolan's Passage to Vietnam from Against All Odds. Also includes coverage of the Codies Awards event in Los Angeles with presenters Robert Wuhl and Todd Rundgren. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to Netscape founder Jim Clark. Originally broadcast in...
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Topics: codie, software awards, netscape
Computer Chronicles
May 3, 2018
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A look at some of the best new products introduced at the annual COMDEX show in Las Vegas. Demonstrations include the Cyrix WebPAD, Instant Language 2000 from LanguageForce, the C Pen from C Technologies, and Avid Cinema for Windows. Also includes highlights of the keynote speeches at COMDEX including those of Microsoft's Bill Gates, Compaq CEO Eckhard Pfieffer, and Xerox Chief Scientist John Seely Brown. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: comdex, trade show, las vegas
Computer Chronicles
Nov 7, 2017
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For the first fifteen years of the Computer Chronicles, when it was still hard to find technology news on television, each episode would end with a five minute summary of the week's personal computer news. Reporters presenting Random Access each week included Maria Gabriel, Kate Megargee, Cynthia Steele, Wendy Woods, Janelle Stelson, and Laurie Anderson. These are examples of some of those broadcasts. Many others are found at the end of Computer Chronicles episodes archived on this site.
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Topics: news, computer chronicles, random access
Computer Chronicles
Sep 16, 2017
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East meets West in this classic quiz show about computer trivia. East coast team: Seth Godin, Walt Mossberg, Ken Wasch, Mike Zisman, and Robert Ziff. West coast team: Marc Andreesen, Scott Cook, Bill Krause, Michael Slade, Denise Caruso. Guest questioner: John Ratzenberger. Host: Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1998, Television Programs, Computers: History, Computer Bowl
Computer Chronicles
May 25, 2017
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In 1992, the big issue was - is it worth the money to upgrade my 386 PC to the new 486 chip? This program looks at the performance of the new Intel 486 and helps users decide. Demonstrations include running AutoCAD on a 386 and a 486 PC; running an SQL database server on both processors; a look at the new SENSE 8 486 laptop from Dolch Systems; a look at how bus speed affects computer performance using a demonstration with Animator Pro; a review of Intel's Clock Doubler; and a look at 486...
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Topics: intel, autocad, autodesk, animator pro, x86
Computer Chronicles
May 22, 2017
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From high-tech trysts to selling black-market software, computers users are talking. Guests: Ezra Shapiro, Byte Magazine; Rory O'Connor, InforWorld; Matthew McClure, The Well; Donald Ingrim, Alameda County DA; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: CompuServe, Byte BBS, The Well. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
May 22, 2017
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On location coverage of the annual winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products introduced at the show include the new Pentium MMX processors, televisions and phones that act as internet terminals, new web audio devices, handheld digital players, and an innovative approach to networking from IBM called the PAN or personal area network. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: consumer electronics, trade show, CES
Computer Chronicles
Apr 13, 2017
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A look at how investors are using computers to analyze and invest in the stock market. Guests: John Frierson, Investek; Charles Spear, Spear Securities; Richard Carlin, Telescan; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: Wizards of Wall Street, The Equalizer, Lotus Signal, TelescanAnalyzer
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Topic: Episode year: 1986
Computer Chronicles
Jan 27, 2017
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How far have consumer electronics come in the past decade? Take a look at this coverage of CES from twenty years ago. Highlights from the annual winter Consumer Electronics Show shot on location in Las Vegas. Features analysis by Tim Bajarin, President of Creative Strategies. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer Chronicles
Jan 26, 2017
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Printer technology from daisy wheel to dot matrix to laser. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI; Steve Ray, Diablo; Paul Shapiro, Diablo; John Ebach, PARC; Doug Curry, Xerox; Tibor Fischally, Xerox Products/Demos: Diablo Daisy Wheel Printer, Diablo Thermal Printer, Diablo Series C Ink Jet Printer, Xerox Color Laser Printer
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Nov 1, 2016
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After hearing about convergence for years, the television and the computer finally have started to merge, with video images moving on to the PC and web pages showing up on the TV.  Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: television, internet, internet tv
Computer Chronicles
Oct 21, 2016
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An early look at artificial Intelligence. Guests includes Edward Feigenbaum of Stanford University, Nils Nilsson of the AI Center at SRI International, Tom Kehler of Intellegenetics, Herb Lechner of SRI, and John McCarthy of Stanford. Featured demonstrations include Inferential Knowledge Engineering and the programming language LISP. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: artificial intelligence, expert systems, knowledge engineering
Computer Chronicles
Aug 4, 2016
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With the internet growing by leaps and bounds, online shopping became a hot topic in the mid 1990's. This program looked at several new online shopping efforts including onsale.com, cybercash.com, digicash.com, verisign.com, firelfy.com, amazon.com, cybergold.com, and netradio.com. Featured guests include Jerry Kaplan, Magdalena Yesil, and Robert Griggs. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer Chronicles
Apr 22, 2016
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An early Computer Chronicles episode from the first season in 1984 featuring Steve Wozniak, Adam Osborne, Lore Harp, and Gene Amdahl. They discuss what it was like to do a tech startup in 1984. Hosted by Stewart Cheifet and Gary Kildall. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: osborne, wozniak, trilogy, vector graphics, amdahl, vector graphics, paperback software, trilogy,...
Computer Chronicles
Sep 11, 2015
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In the post Steve Jobs era, Apple started licensing other companies to produce Macintosh clones. And there was a new Mac operating system 8.0, code named Copland. This program looks at the new Mac clones and the new OS. Products demonstrated include the System 100 from Radius, the Genesis MP from DayStar Digital, and the Power 100 from Power Computing. Applications demonstrated include Adobe Photoshop and Personal Oracle 7. Also featured are the new Apple Macintosh 7100 and 8100 models....
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Topics: apple, operating system, macintosh, power pc
Computer Chronicles
Sep 22, 2014 Stewart Cheifet
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An early pre-Google look at search engine technology. Episode # 1404. Featured are DataQuest, Alta Vista, Zip 2, Autonomy, Pointcast, and The Angle. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: search, internet, chronicles, cheifet
Computer Chronicles
Apr 6, 2014
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Before there was a Macintosh, the Amiga was the computer for the creative community. This program looks at the Amiga 2000, the Amiga 500, Photon Video Cell Animator, Music X, Video Toaster, and Interceptor. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: amiga, commodore, video toaster
Computer Chronicles
Mar 10, 2014
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Floppy drives, hard drives, and bubble memory. Guests: Al Shugart, Seagate; Frank Sordello, Memorex; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: 5 ¼ inch floppy drive, 3 ½ inch floppy drive, RCA CED videodisk, 3680 1.2 GB spindle disk. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer Chronicles
Feb 11, 2014
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Computers and the digital revolution forever changed the world of music. This program looks at several new approaches to creating and sharing music. Demonstrations include Vid Grid, Sound Toy, William Orbit Strange Cargo, So You Want to be a Rock & Roll Star, Rock & Roll On Your Own, Dylan:Highway 61 Interactive, Video Jam, and Vivace. Also featured is a visit to Todd Rundgren's sound studio in Sausalito, California and a preview of his CD-ROM entitled "No World Order"....
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Topics: music, music video, todd rungren
Computer Chronicles
Feb 7, 2014
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The personal computer started out doing numbers, then text, and then graphics. This program looks at several applications for computer artists. Included are KPT Bryce, SmartSketch, Fractal Design's Dabbler, TrueSpace for Windows, Design Workshop for the Power Mac, Wacom Pad, Painter, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Originally broadcast in 1994.
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Topics: art, graphics, painting