Watch The Computer Chronicles Online

September 17th, 2007 by Benj Edwards

The Computer ChroniclesFrom 1983 – 2002, Stewart Cheifet hosted The Computer Chronicles, a public television show devoted to important topics in the field of personal computing. Now viewers can download or stream 560 episodes of the series on their computers from the Internet Archive, with episodes devoted to everything from the Original Macintosh (1984) to the Y2K bug (2000).

I’ve watched a few episodes myself, and they provide a unique contemporary view into the world of vintage computing when it was still the cutting edge. Many of the episodes are co-hosted by the late Gary Kildall, so you rabid Killdall fans out there will quickly get your fill. Go check it out; I highly recommend it.

4 Responses to “Watch The Computer Chronicles Online”

  1. Zoy Says:

    I remember tuning in, generally hoping in vain for some mention of the 8-bit video game consoles of the day. Every once in a blue moon they’d mention something, probably only when the CES would roll around.

  2. XCALBR8 Says:

    Great show. I found this archive page a few years ago and have watched a few of the key episodes over. The episode they have about early computer based music is priceless.

  3. SirPaul Says:

    There is one thing which I have to say about this…


    I loved this show, and I would just have my TV on all the time, waiting for it to come on. (This was back when I was about 5 or 6, and didn’t understand the concept of “time slots”)

    *runs off to buy a bulk supply of blank DVDs to burn them all on on*

  4. Geoff V. Says:

    Good stuff!

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