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The (g)Olden Days

by on Mar.21, 2014, under Amiga, Retro, Short updates

chronicles“(The Amiga 500) is kind of the Rodney Dangerfield of Personal Computers, it doesn’t get much respect among the IBMs and Macs of the world’

I stumbled on to this old TV show last week and found it a fascinating insight. Yesterday’s world of computing is the focus of this blog as you would be aware, and these episodes of Computer Chronicles are a goldmine for a nostalgia buff.

I would have loved this TV show to be on air in Australia at the time. It ran from 1981 until 2002 and in its half hour, covered all computer topics from video games, software development as well as the big personalities in the computing world. I was always very uninformed as a computer loving child. I never had the chance to run my video editing business and end up a millionaire by 14.

Although everything in these older episodes are amazingly quaint, it is very important to remember just how amazing these advances were, and how far the computer had come in just a few years.Workbench 1.3

I always knew that my Amiga 500 was special, but I like it when old TV tells me I was right.

Buying a video toaster seems like a good idea… even today!

 

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