Old TV show

From: Gary Hildebrand <ghldbrd_at_ccp.com>
Date: Fri Jan 11 12:45:02 2002

Curt Vendel wrote:
> Hi John,
> Yeah, thats right, everytime a MS product was shown, there was always a
> Mac comparision, always lots of small startup software company people on
> talking about great products they had, they would do a little helpdesk thing
> sometimes, showing people common issues, they were very Mac centric in shows
> which was cool too. Those shows were a lot of fun to watch (and listen to
> on the Radio).... something to do while watching the lights of the Hayes
> Smartmodem blinking away in the middle of the night knowing someone was on
> your computer while it was running BBS software.... Man, I miss that
> stuff!!!
> Curt
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Allain" <allain_at_panix.com>
> To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 9:27 AM
> Subject: Re: Old TV show
> > > I don't remember that one, but I do remember the Computer
> > > Cronicles.... they used to have a Radio Show every Sunday
> > > night at 9pm or so, then I recall they had a TV show for a while
> > > after that, I think on PBS Public Educational TV here in NYC,
> > > don't know where else.
> >
> > Good old Stewart Chiefet. Think that show originated from KTEH
> > in Silly Valley. Great show. His co-Host for some time was Gary
> > Kildall of all people. It was pretty even handed. The MS Wonk
> > would give his presentation then somebody from nowhere would
> > be up showing how his SW could do just as well or better. Stewart
> > still lives on in the NYC area latenight on 'Net Cafe'. Absolutely on
> > topic since CC predated 1988. By how much I don't know.
> >
> > It lives!: http://www.cmptv.com/computerchronicles/
> >
> > John A.
> >

Yes, I remember it well, back when I wa struggling to learn the innards
of my VIC-20. I* even remmber seeing the Video Toaster demo on there.
Too bad there isn't a show today like that, or should I say the
coporate geniuses at Microslop wouldn't 'allow' competitors to strut
their stuff.

Gary Hildebrand
Received on Fri Jan 11 2002 - 12:45:02 GMT

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