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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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Highlights from the annual winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featuring new personal technology products. Guest's include Nolan Bushnell and T/Maker CEO Heidi Roizen. Products covered include IBM PS/1, Commodore CD-TV, Kodak Photo CD, Sansui Robot CD Changer, Franklin Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, Brother Powernote, Laser PC-4, Sega GameGear and the Miracle Piano Teaching System from Software Toolworks. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: CES, consumer electronics, gadgets
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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
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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
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With the advent of Windows 1.0, software vendors came out with new programs to take advantage of the new GUI operating system. This program demonstrates several of those new applications including Norton Desktop for Windows, WordPerfect for Windows, Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows, Microsoft Works for Windows, PFS WindowWorks, Microsoft Money, Visual Basic for Windows, Borland's ObjectVision, and Microsoft Publisher. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1991.
Topics: microsoft, windows, applications
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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
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Computers are moving form math and engineering to the world of the arts. A look at how artists are using computer technology. Guests: Eddie Dombrower, DOM Dance Press; Larry Friedlander, Stanford; Charles Kerns, Stanford; John Burke, Oakland Museum; Stacy Mitchell, Great Wave Software Products/Demos: DOM Dance Notation, PatchworkTheater, GameMac, VisionMac, SpinConcertWare, Terpsichore. Originally broadcast March 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1987
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Today we take for granted the fact that we can watch video on our computers, but in the early 1990s, that was a big innovation. This program looks at early examples of desktop video on the Amiga, the Mac, and the IBM PC. Demonstrations include the Amiga 2500, the Amiga video authoring system, the Pionner LaserDisk player, MacroMind's Director 2.0 for the Mac IIx, the Avid/1 Media Composer, the DVA-4000 video controller from VideoLogic, and the use of desktop video at the NASA Ames research...
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Topics: amiga, macromedia, director, avid, videologic, macromind
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For amateur programmers, the advent of visual programming languages made life, and programming, a lot easier. This television program looks at several early versions of VPLs. Demonstrations include Toolbook from Asymetrix, Hypercard for the Mac from Claris, Prograph 2.5, Serius Workshop 1.0 for the Mac, Visual Basic 3.0, Visual C++ 1.0, and Visual Basic Professional Edition. Guests include Serius CEO Joe Firmage and George Febish, author of Windows Rapid Application Development. Originally...
Topics: visual basic, C ++, prograph, serius
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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
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India is the hot place now for companies to look at for new software development. The trend actually started more than fifteen years ago. This is an early look at the growth of high-tech in India, shot on location in Bangalore, New Delhi, and Bombay. Guests: Mike Shah, Digital Equipment; Vinay Deshpande, PSIAshok Soota, Wipro; Venkat Mohan, Wipro; P. S. Deodhar, Electronic Comm; S. G. Pitroda, Advisor to the PM Arjun Malhotra, Hindustan; Rajendra Pawar, NIIT, Jerry Gaudet, DECS. Balakrishnan,...
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Topics: india, bombay, new delhi, bangalore, outsourcing, software
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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
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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
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When Windows first came out, it needed help, from software add-ons and hardware add-ons. This program looks at some of the hardware products that helped make the early version of Windows work better. Demonstrations include the J-Mouse Keyboard, the Viewsonic 7 monitor, the Logitech TrackMan stationary mouse, Diamond's Stealth VRAM graphic acclerator and the SuperStar VLB card, WatchIt!TV, custom upgrades from Sigma Data, and the Weitek processor accelerator. Originally broadcast in 1992....
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Topics: microsoft, mouse, trackball, accelerator, monitor, keyboard, graphics
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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
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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
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When Microsoft started giving away Internet Explorer, it became a serious challenger for Netscape. This program looked at the battle to become the dominant internet browser platform. Featured are Netscape Communicator 4.0, Internet Explorer 4.0, VRML 2.0 and RealSystem 5.0. Guests include Mark Brown, author of Using Netscape Communicator, and Amy Helen Johnson, Senior Technology Editor for Windows Magazine. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1997, Television Programs, Computers: History, netscape, internet explorer, browser
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A look at the hot new computer games of 1995. Games covered include Voyeur, Astronomica, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Master of Magic, Nascar Racing, Front Page Sports: Football Pro '95, Daedalus Encounter from Mechadeus, and Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine. Includes visits to Electronic Arts and Rocket Science Games and an interview with "The Fat Man", George Sanger. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: games, video games, computer games
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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
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A look at the new Amiga models including the Amiga 2500 and new software and peripherals for the Amiga computers. Guests: Tom Stearns, Commodore; Lou Wallace, Amiga World; Dan Silva, Author; Jim Schneider, Inno; Vision; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Menace; Battle Chess; Amiga 2500 Deluxe Paint III, Video Effects 3D. Originally broadcast in March 1989. Copyright 1989 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1989, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, commodore, battle chess
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A look at a variety of interesting programming languages being used for personal computers. Included are demonstrations of Microsoft's Office 2000 Developer, LEGO Mindstorms RCX Code Developer, Macromedia Flash 3.0, and Metrowerks CodeWarrior. Also a special look inside Electronic Arts to see what they use to program their newest game WWII Fighters. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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A look at some of the leading computer games in the late 1980's. Demonstrations include Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer, Accolade's Mean 18 Golf, Apache Strike, Beyond Dark Castle, The Other Side, and Strategic Conquest. Also features an early look at CompuServe's online games. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1989, Television Programs, Computers: History, Gaming, CompuServe
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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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Arabic subtitled version of this program. A look at the hot new computer games of 1995. Games covered include Voyeur, Astronomica, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Master of Magic, Nascar Racing, Front Page Sports: Football Pro '95, Daedalus Encounter from Mechadeus, and Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine. Includes visits to Electronic Arts and Rocket Science Games and an interview with "The Fat Man", George Sanger. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet...
Topics: games, video games, arabic, subtitled, 1995, computer
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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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A look at the newest computer games for PC users. Guests: Kathe Spracklen, Game Developer; James Zuber, Game Developer; David Crane, Activision; David Lebling, Game Developer; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Sargon III Chess Game, Millionaire Strategy Game, Pitfall, Zork ( Infocom), Ghostbusters. Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: 1985, games, chess, pitfall, zork, ghostbusters
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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
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. The availability of reasonably priced color printers changed the way people and businesses used computers. This program covers new color printers from Hewlett Packard, Tektronix, QMS, Canon, ColossalJet, and ProofPositive. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: color, printer, printing, arabic, hewlett packard
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We will show you the basics of how to find MP3's on the net, portable mp3 players, and how to burn your own music CDs. Episode #1904, First broadcast: 10/9/2001. Copyright 2001 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode year: 2001, Episode year: 2000, Music, Companies: Compaq
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The introduction of the Macintosh in the mid 1980's opened up a whole new world of desktop graphics capability. This program looks at several early graphics applications for the Mac including More II, Power Point 2.0, Persuasion 2.0, and Macromind Director. Originally broadcast in 1989. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1989.
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Topics: graphics, powerpoint, presenations
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Security issues related to the world's increasing dependence on information containted in computer networks. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Donn Parker, SRI International; Jim Holmes, Tri-Data Corporation Products/Demos: Digi-Link, Add & Answer Verification. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, donn parker, sri
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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
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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
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A review of the current offerings in word processors, spreadsheets, and database managers. Guests: Lewis Levin, Micropro; Alan Ashton, Satellite Software; Lex Crosett, Lotus Development; Stan Kugell, Javelin; Chick Mornheim, MMA; Steve Dow, Ansa; Jim Button, ButtonWare; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: Wordstar 2000, WordPerfect 4.1, Lotus 123, Javelin, ParadoxPC File/R. Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1985
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Computers became a great platform for game players, but dedicated videogame consoles were even better. This program compares the various videogame platforms. Demonstrations include "Defender of the Crown" on an IBM PC, "SimEarth" on Mac IIci, "Michael Jackson Moonwalker" and "Mickey Mouse in the Castle of Illusion" on a Sega Genesis, "Super Mario Brothers 3" and "The Legend of Zelda" on a Nintendo, and "Bonk's Adventure and...
Topics: cinemaware, maxis, sega, NEC, Nintendo, videogame
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When the personal computer software industry was born in the mid 1980's, it was assumed that computer programs would be sold like books or records. But software was different and some innovative programmers started inviting users to try their software for free. This started the battle between open source software and proprietary software. This program examines the early phenomenon of shareware and freeware. Guests include Jim Button, founder of ButtonWare; Rusel DeMaria, author of Public Domain...
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Topics: freeware, BMUG, SRI, Buttonware, BBS, PC-SIG
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The Atari ST is a big hit in Europe but it's not very popular yet in the U.S. A look at some of the cool features that attract Atari fans. Guests: Jim Kent, Author; Vincent de Phillippo, Winners; Andrew Reese, START Magaz; Nathan Potechin, ISD Mktg Inc; Eric Peterson, Cogswell College; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Cyber Paint; Spectre 128Dyna Cadd; Calamus; Atari Mega 4Atari 1040 ST. Originally broadcast in 1989. Copyright 1989 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1989
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From newsrooms to sports arenas, computers have invaded the media. Guests: Ray Douglas, USA Today; Rodney Stock, Computer Arts Inst; Dave Patton, Prism Arts Group; Rollin Post, KRON TV; Valerie Coleman, KCBS; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: Aurora 75 Graphics System, Pacific Data Images. Originally broadcast in October 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1985
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then graphics should be an important tool for business. Thanks to more sophisticated computers and display technology, the use of corporate graphics work boomed in the late 1980's. This program looks at several new products for doing presentation graphics on a PC including Harvard Graphics 2.12, Draw Partner, Freelance Plus 3.01, Graph Plus 1.3, Storyboard Plus 2.0, GEM Presentation 1.1, AutoDesk Animator, and Xerox Presents. Originally broadcast in 1989.
Topics: graphics, presentations, business
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A look at the state of the art in programming languages and tools circa 1990. Demonstrations include Smalltalk V/PM, Actor 2.0, Zortech C++, Objective C, EngLan, TurboPascal, Turbo C, and Prograph. Originally broadcast in February 1990. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1990.
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Topics: Gentry Software, Digitalk, Whitewater Group, Borland, Phillipe Kahn, Frame Technology, NeXT
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An introduction to the world of supercomputers in Asia and in the U.S. and their application environments such as NASA and NOA. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
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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
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As I-T people across the country geared up for potential Y2K problems at the end of the year, we reviewed several consumer approaches to being prepared for possible Y2K problems. Products reviewed include PCfix2000, Norton 2000, Microsoft Y2K PlugIn Tools, and several online resources such as y2k.gov, year2000.com, and cassandraproject.org. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions
Topics: year 2000, Y2K, microsoft, millennium
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A review of current popular programming languages. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Paul Grady, Microfocus; Dave Eisenberg, Apple; Elizabeth Rather, Forth Products/Demos: COBOLFORTHFORTH Graphics, PASCAL, Apple's Personal COBOL. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
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An look at the latest advances in speech technology involving both voice recognition and speech synthesis. Guests: Michael O'Malley, Berkeley Speech Tech; Charles Cochran, Electronic Speech Sys; Steve Bettencourt, Votan; Janet Baker, Dragon Systems; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: Speech Plus, Software Speech, BestSpeech, VoiceKey, Voice Libraries, Voice Scribe 1000
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
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Laser disks and optical storage devices are changing the way we can use computers. Guests: Jeff Tully, Pioneer Video; Vladimir Langer, Sony; Rick Dyer, RDI Video Systems; Jay Eagle, Proton Corp.; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Pioneer Laser Disc Player, Astron Belt, Halcyon Home Entertainment Sys, Vidlink. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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A review of computer art, graphics capabilities of computers and professional computer graphics systems. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Don McKinney, Silicon Graphics; Michael Arent, Freelance Artist; Kevin Prince, MCI/Quantel; Ann Chase, Freelance Artist Products/Demos: MCI Quantel PaintBox, Silicon Graphics 3D Animation, Apple IIe. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, paintbox, quantel, silicon grapics
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A consumer's guide to the most popular low-cost home computers. Guests: Jack Tramiel, Atari; Leonard Tramiel, Atari; Frank Leonardi, Commodore; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Commodore Laptop, Commodore 128, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST 512. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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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
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A look at early computer games. Featured are Earl Weaver Baseball, Ferrari Formula One, Tower of Myraglen, and Shanghai. Includes a visit to Electronic Arts customer support department and an interview with author and game designer Douglas Adams. Featured studio guests include game designers Richard Seaborne, Jeff Lefferts, and Brodie Lockard. Originally broadcast in 1988.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, Gaming
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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
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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
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A review of the state of the art in notebook computers. Featured products include the AST Premium Exec 386SX/25, the NCR Safari, IBM's ThinkPad 700C, Compaq's Contura 3/25C, and the GRiD Convertible. Also coverage of new notebook introductions at fall Comdex. Originally broadcast in 1992.
Topics: notebooks, portables, laptops
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by 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
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A consumer's review of the hottest hardware and software goodies for the techie on your holiday shopping list. Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: consumer, shopping, buying
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Meet the top women in a field that has traditionally been dominated by men. Guests: Thelma Estrin, UCLA; Judy Estrin, Bridge Communications; Kay Gilliland, EQUALS; Elizabeth Scott, Rhiannon Software; Adele Goldberg, Xerox PARC; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Grp; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1985.
Topic: Episode year: 1985
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India is the hot place now for companies to look at for new software development. The trend actually started more than fifteen years ago. This is an early look at the growth of high-tech in India, shot on location in Bangalore, New Delhi, and Bombay. Also includes on location coverage of the high-tech sector in Taiwan. Guests: S. G. Pitroda, Advisor to the PMRajenda Pawar, NIITVenkat Mohan, Wipro; Adam Osborne, Paperback Publ; S. Balakrishnan, CMCPrakash Hebalkar, Tata Unisys; Arjun Malhotra,...
Topics: india, bangalore, new delhi, software, outsourcing, international
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While we now take a computer mouse for granted, fifteen years ago there was still a debate about what would be the ultimate pointing device. This program reviews several options including the PowerMouse, the MousePenPortable, Wacom's Cordless Digitzer, MicroSpeed's PC-TRAC trackball, the first optical mouse PCMouse III from Mouse Systems, the OmniMac Ultra, Elographics MonitorMouse, and Mac'n Touch and the UnMouse from MicroTouch. Originally broadcast in 1990.
Topics: Episode Year: 1990, Television Programs, Computers: History, Hardware, Mouse
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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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In the heyday of artificial intelligence and expert systems, it was thought that computers could make human like decisions. This program looks at several early examples. Products demonstrated include Decision Aide from Kepner-Tregoe, AT RISK! from Palisade, Super Tree from Strategic Decisions, and Teknowledge. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: artificial intelligence, expert systems, decision support software
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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
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A review of the annual west coast Macintosh trade show from San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center. Guests: Charlie Jackson, Silicon Beach; Roy Endres, Multi-Ad Creator; John Warnock, Adobe Systems; Brian Welter, Altsys Products/Demos: Claris MacWrite II; Silicon Beach Supercard; Texas Instruments Action!Tektronix Quick Inkjet; Kodak Color Video Printer; Thunderware Lightning Scan; Dove Marathon 030/SETPS Smartcard ADBMicrotech R45 Cartridge Drive; Ricoh Erasable Optical Drive; Activision...
Topic: Episode year: 1989
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Voice over IP is now a hot topic, but telephony over the Internet started to gain steam in the mid 1990s. This program looks at some early examples of VOIP technology. Demonstrations include Quarterdeck Web Phone, VDONet, Infospace, Timecast, NetSpeak, and OnLive Technologies. Guests include Rob Enderle of the GIGA Information Group, Naveen Jain of Infospace, Tony Zuccarino of VDONet, NetSpeak CEO John Staten, and Matt Hulett of Progressive Networks. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996...
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Topics: voice over IP, VOIP, telephone, internet
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A 1991 rebroadcast, during the first Gulf War, of an earlier program looking at the use of computer technology by the Defense Department. Includes coverage of flight simulators, expert systems and artificial intelligence used in weapons systems, military robots being developed at Carnegie Mellon University, research in the Strategic Defense Initiative program, and the relationship between Silicon Valley and DARPA. Guests include Gary Kildall and Raj Reddy. Originally broadcast in 1986....
Topics: defense, military, simulation, battle, Singer Link, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
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A visit to the High Tech Expo in Tsukuba, Japan for a look at the latest Japanese robotics technology. Features Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Fanuc, NEC, and others. Plus a robot from Waseda University that can play the organ! Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1985, japan, robots, tsukuba, expo
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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