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DOS, fax boards, and more from the Computer Chronicles archive

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SUMMARY: Experience vintage tech from the 80s and 80s with the Computer Chronicles #vintage Tweet this

Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, the tech-focused television program Computer Chronicles ran from 1983 to 2002. For many, it was the place to go to for the latest news, help with technology, and much more.

We browsed the archive of the Computer Chronicles, kept available by the Internet Archive and came up with these nuggets of tech history from the 1980s and 1990s.

Remember, some of this may seem a bit silly today, but back then it was state of the art.

Christmas buyers guide (1985)

Hard disk storage (1985)

Modems & bulletin boards (1985)

Fax boards (1989)

Viruses (1989)

Desktop video (1990)

Hypercard (1990)

Groupware (1991)

Macintosh System 7.0 (1991)

DOS 6.2 (1993)

OS/2 (1993)

Internet (1995)

Mobile computing (1995)

Digital photography (1996)

There’s much more in the Computer Chronicles archive

This was just a small sample of everything that is available in the Computer Chronicles archive. We will surely come back to it at some point in the future, it’s just too good to not make use of it.

Which one was your favorite video of personal technology history? Let us know in the comments below.

Image (Top) via Shutterstock.



13 comments
Nathan Corbier
Nathan Corbier

Norton's hex editor allowed many a person to modify their games, back in the day.

Nathan Corbier
Nathan Corbier

Norton's hex editor allowed many a person to modify their games, back in the day.