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1985: Computer Chronicles Looks at the Original Mac

29 March 2013 2,949 views No Comment

PBS' Computer Chronicles take a 30 minute look at Steve Jobs' baby, the original Mac, that included an appearance by Joanna Hoffman…

Not a technological revolution? Showbiz magic? PBS’ Computer Chronicles take in-depth look at Steve Jobs’ baby, the original Mac, that included an appearance by Joanna Hoffman. The then Mac marketing chief demonstrated an interesting little app called “Mac Project.”

Whereas the original Macintosh was greeted by contempt and scorn from some quarters, people were nonetheless impressed.

Remember Telos Software’s FileVision? This visual database app gets demo’d on Computer Chronicles episode from 1985 — software on a floppy disk loaded onto the Mac as the show’s hosts audibly “wow.”

The IBM PC AT? Yep. Lotus 123? Yep. Larry Tessler talking Doug Englebart? Yep. The original LasterWriter? This episode of the Computer Chronicles is chock full of the tech and people that went on to change the world…

“The whole media hype might be a problem for Apple,” ugh! “Tone down the hype”? Some things just never seem to change.

Nerd goose bumps all over!

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