1985 Computer Chronicles TV computer show
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Sun Nov 9 21:56:23 CST 2008
On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 11:42 AM, William Blair <wbblair3 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Here's a video of a 1985 US TV computer show that I believe was broadcast on PBS stations. Products reviewed are Atari 800, Commodore 64, Amiga IBM PC Emulator, Commodore Amiga, Atari 520, STNEO Paint:
> Found this accidentally and I'll bet there are many more computer related videos on this site that would be interesting to watch. If you find some more, please post the links here.
As a Unix bigot, I had to watch the two episodes on Unix (1985 and
1989), and I've got to say that seeing those took most of the fun out
of it. Mostly repeating "But what about Unix's difficult user
interface, and the reliability problems?", as though their own favored
bitty boxes didn't store their data and operating systems on floppy
disks and run without memory protection. And calling a minicomputer a
"mainframe" is not a good way to earn credibility. Also, I wish they'd
do something more than show off paint programs...
Still, interesting bits of history--thanks!
John "Bitter Bastard" Floren
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
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