Computer Chronicles: Commodore 64

Feb 4, 2023

A look in 1988 at the major computer of history, the Commodore 64.

Computer Chronicles: Computers and the Arts

Feb 1, 2023

A look in 1987 at computers being used by artists.

Computer Chronicles: Computers and Illiteracy

Jan 31, 2023

A look in 1987 at computers helping to teach adults to read.

Computer Chronicles: Amiga and Atari

Jan 29, 2023

A look at the bottom end of the computer market in 1985.

Invaders From Space

Jan 29, 2023

Sometimes there are goofy bits of science fiction that came from Japan. This is one of them.

Evil Brain From Outer Space

Jan 29, 2023

Sometimes there are goofy bits of science fiction that came from Japan. This is one of them.

Atomic Rulers of the World

Jan 29, 2023

Sometimes there are goofy bits of science fiction that came from Japan. This is one of them.

Attack From Space

Jan 29, 2023

This is a film already riffed by the guys at RiffTrax a few years ago. Via the magic of the Internet Archive we have the unriffed version. Enjoy!

Despotism

Jan 28, 2023

In this short from right after World War II we learn about despotism.

Computer Chronicles: Computer Bowl I -- Part Two

Jan 28, 2023

A trivia contest related to the computer trivia of 1988. Part two of two.

Computer Chronicles: Computer Bowl I -- Part One

Jan 28, 2023

A trivia contest related to the computer trivia of 1988. Part one of two.

Computer Chronicles: Wireless Computing

Jan 27, 2023

In 1996, wireless was not synonymous with Wi-Fi when it came to computers. In this episode we look at a far more uncertain world than today in the Computer Chronicles.

Computer Chronicles: Hard Drive Storage

Jan 26, 2023

We look at hard drives through the lens of 1985.

Computer Chronicles: Optical Storage Devices

Jan 25, 2023

We look at optical storage through the lens of 1985.

Why Study Industrial Arts?

Jan 25, 2023

This is one of the classic shorts riffed by the crew of the Satellite of Love on Mystery Science Theater 3000. It was specifically riffed as part of Experiment 609 – The Skydivers. This rendition is not riffed, though.

Computer Chronicles: Virtual Reality

Jan 24, 2023

We look at virtual reality through the lens of 1992.

Computer Chronicles: Tandy / Radio Shack Computers

Jan 23, 2023

Even though they are forgotten today there was quite a role played by RadioShack and Tandy in the early days of the home computer revolution. This episode of Computer Chronicles takes a look at Tandy computers from the perspective of 1991.

Wizard of Oz (1910)(Silent)

Jan 22, 2023

“A monochromatic rendition of the Wizard of Oz that is rather silent dating to 1910. What could go wrong?”

Computer Chronicles: Operating Systems

Jan 20, 2023

A look at operating systems from the 1984 perspective. Things were radically different 39 years ago compared to now.

Computer Chronicles: Slow Down in Silicon Valley Part Two

Jan 19, 2023

“Silicon Valley is facing a slow down. What is ailing the computer industry? Bear in mind that this is Computer Chronicles and the year is 1985. Some themes in the computer industry seem to recycle repeatedly, it seems…”

Computer Chronicles: Slow Down in Silicon Valley Part One

Jan 19, 2023

“Silicon Valley is facing a slow down. What is ailing the computer industry? Bear in mind that this is Computer Chronicles and the year is 1985. Some themes in the computer industry seem to recycle repeatedly, it seems…”

The Beast of Yucca Flats

Jan 19, 2023

“A barely explicable film that defies categorization. Take a jaunt to southern Nevada in the 1960s for a strange story plus Tor Johnson in The Beast of Yucca Flats.”

Attack From Space

Jan 18, 2023

This is a film already riffed by the guys at RiffTrax a few years ago. Via the magic of the Internet Archive we have the unriffed version.

Evil Brain From Outer Space

Jan 18, 2023

This is another installment of the Star Man quartet of films.

Invaders From Space

Jan 18, 2023

This is the final film of the Star Man quartet.

Atomic Rulers of the World

Jan 18, 2023

This is the another film of the Star Man quartet.

Computer Chronicles: Word Processing Software

Jan 17, 2023

“The year was 1984. Word processing software looked very different then compared to now. We take a look back in this episode of Computer Chronicles.”

Computer Chronicles: Visual Programming Languages

Jan 17, 2023

“The year was 1993. Visual C++ was in version 1.0. Visual programming languages were in very early days. We take a look back in this episode of Computer Chronicles.”

The Baltimore Plan

Jan 16, 2023

“A monochrome look at urban renewal.”

Your Weather For January 16th

Jan 16, 2023

Your evening weather report based upon information from the National Weather Service forecast office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Computer Chronicles: High Tech Hawaii - Part 4

Jan 16, 2023

“A look in 2001 at the high tech industry in Hawaii. Part Three.”

Computer Chronicles: High Tech Hawaii - Part 3

Jan 16, 2023

“A look in 2001 at the high tech industry in Hawaii. Part Three.”

Computer Chronicles: High Tech Hawaii - Part 2

Jan 16, 2023

“A look in 2001 at the high tech industry in Hawaii. Part Two.”

Computer Chronicles: High Tech Hawaii - Part 1

Jan 16, 2023

“A look in 2001 at the high tech industry in Hawaii. Part One.”

Computer Chronicles: The Virtual University

Jan 15, 2023

“Online learning viewed through a 1997 lens.”

Convict 13

Jan 15, 2023

“A Buster Keaton comedy revolving around mistaken identity and law enforcement.”

Your Weather For January 14th

Jan 14, 2023

Your evening weather report based upon information from the National Weather Service forecast office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Computer Chronicles: Computers in Space

Jan 14, 2023

“A look at how computers were used at NASA in the late 1980s.”

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

Jan 14, 2023

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Computer Chronicles: Digital Home Movies

Jan 14, 2023

“Viewing through the lens of 1999 the way home movie-making went while using your own computers. It was a very different world.”

Your Weather For January 13, 2023

Jan 13, 2023

Your evening weather report based upon information from the National Weather Service forecast office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Reefer Madness (Repeat)

Jan 12, 2023

A repeat of the classic shlock scare film. Before there was Sid Davis, we had Reefer Madness. No, this is not riffed.

Manos (Repeat)

Jan 12, 2023

We revisit Manos: The Hands of Fate. This is the unriffed version.

Weather Report For January 11, 2023

Jan 11, 2023

A round-up of Ashtabula-area weather is presented for January 11th

Coming Soon: Locally Produced Content

Jan 9, 2023

A brief video where we announced that locally produced content was coming in early 2023.

Computer Chronicles: Build Your Own PC

Jan 7, 2023

“A look at PC system building at home in 1991.”

Computer Chronicles: Macintosh System 7.0

Jan 7, 2023

“From 1991, a look at the System 7 version of the Macintosh operating system.”

Computer Chronicles: Computers in Communications

Jan 6, 2023

“Looking at electronic communications in 1985.”

Computer Chronicles: Internet Telephony (1999)

Jan 5, 2023

“We look at Internet Telephony from the 1999 perspective.”

Computer Chronicles: Add-On Boards (1988)

Jan 4, 2023

“We look at a variety of add-on boards for desktop computers from the 1988 perspective.”

Computer Chronicles: The New Amigas (1988)

Jan 4, 2023

“We look at Amiga computers and Video Toaster from the 1988 perspective.”

Computer Chronicles: Computers and Fitness

Jan 3, 2023

“In 1989 we certainly were not thinking of the Apple Watch and Apple Fitness. In this episode we look back at the early days of using computers to promote physical fitness.”

Computer Chronicles: Windows 95

Jan 1, 2023

“A look at Windows 95 when it was a new thing.”

Computer Chronicles: Cyber Fiction

Jan 1, 2023

“We look back to 1998 at an avenue in storytelling that we really did not pursue in later years.”

Computer Chronicles: Printers (1984)

Jan 1, 2023

“Early days of computer print-outs from 1984 are shown.”

Computer Chronicles: Creating Your Own Website

Dec 29, 2022

“A look back to 1999 when the World Wide Web was innocent and far simpler.”

Computer Chronicles: Modems and Bulletin Boards

Dec 29, 2022

“A look in 1985 at the realm of Bulletin Board Systems and modems.”

Computer Chronicles: OS/2

Dec 29, 2022

“Back to 1993 for the battle of OS/2 versus Windows”

Computer Chronicles: Local Area Networks: Apple

Dec 28, 2022

“A look at how we networked Macintosh computers in 1987.”

Computer Chronicles: Apple II Forever (1988)

Dec 27, 2022

We jump back in the time machine and head to 1988 so that we can see what die-hard Apple II culture looked like. This originally aired in 1988.

Computer Chronicles: Computer Graphics (1984)

Dec 26, 2022

“In this episode we look at the world of computer graphics in 1984.”

Computer Chronicles: Commodore 64

Dec 25, 2022

“A look in 1988 at the Commodore 64.”

Computer Chronicles: Amiga 3000

Dec 25, 2022

“A look in 1988 at the Amiga 3000 and its multimedia applications.”

Computer Chronicles: Amiga 2500

Dec 25, 2022

“A look in 1989 at the Amiga 2500.”

Computer Chronicles: Groupware 1994

Dec 24, 2022

“A look at groupware in 1994.”

Computer Chronicles: Creative Writing Software

Dec 24, 2022

“A 1993 review of software for writers.”

Computer Chronicles: Laptops and Handhelds

Dec 24, 2022

“A look at the portable computing from 1991.”

Computer Chronicles: Electronic Publishing

Dec 23, 2022

History went in a different direction than many expected with electronic publishing. In this instance we look back at what was then the state of the art in 1993. Expectations were different then.

Computer Chronicles: Computers & The Media

Dec 23, 2022

“A look at the use of computers in the media sector from the simpler times of 1985.”

Computer Chronicles: Low Cost LANs

Dec 23, 2022

“A look at the LAN software of 1989.”

Computer Chronicles: Programming Languages

Dec 23, 2022

“A look at programming languages from the simpler times of 1999.”

Computer Chronicles: Handheld Computers

Dec 22, 2022

“A look in the 1990s at what were then called palmtop computers”

Computer Chronicles: Computers and the Pentagon 2

Dec 21, 2022

“Originally aired in 1986, a look at how the military uses computers”

Computer Chronicles: Computers and the Pentagon 1

Dec 21, 2022

“Originally aired in 1986, a look at how the military uses computers”

Computer Chronicles: Low End Computers (1985)

Dec 21, 2022

“From the days of the Atari ST we look at low end computers…”

Computer Networks (1985)

Dec 20, 2022

“A look in 1985 at computer networking”

Computer Chronicles: RISC

Dec 18, 2022

“A 1986 look at the RISC architecture”

Computer Chronicles: UNIX 2

Dec 18, 2022

“MS-DOS & OS/2 versus UNIX in 1989”

Computer Chronicles: UNIX

Dec 18, 2022

“MS-DOS versus UNIX in 1985”

Web Radio

Dec 18, 2022

“Online radio circa 1999”

Desktop Presentation Graphics - Part Two

Dec 17, 2022

“The second part of coverage of how we got things like PowerPoint.”

Desktop Presentation Graphics - Part One

Dec 17, 2022

“The first part of coverage of how we got things like PowerPoint.”

The Internet (circa 1993)

Dec 17, 2022

“A look from a 1993 perspective at The Internet.”

PowerPC and PowerMac

Dec 15, 2022

“A look in 1994 at the launch of the PowerPC architecture.”

The Macintosh Computer

Dec 15, 2022

“An in-depth look at the early Apple Macintosh computer, available software and hardware add-ons. Originally broadcast in 1985.”

Computer Chronicles: Mainframes to Minis to Micros

Dec 14, 2022

The post on IA states: “This was the very first episode of the Computer Chronicles, originally broadcast in September 1983, covering the history and ancestry of today’s PC.”