Black Friday 1983: What To Get A Hacker For Christmas!





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What To Get The Hacker On Your Christmas Shopping List!

"If you're trying to figure out what to get the Hacker on your Christmas shopping list" then this is the video for you!

Let's start with "the ultimate high tech Christmas present for the Hacker on your list", a Christmas Card on a floppy disc for 10 bucks! With stunning animations and graphics, and stereo quality music. Hot!

We go to the mail and hear nerds from Radio Shack and Computer Craft stores talk about how computers are selling. But contradict their sales figures.

"All About Hanukah" software for Jewish children light candles on your computer screen, and play other games.

If you're a cheap bastard, you could buy a kid a computer book "Kids and the Commodore 64" handbook. Teach kids how to use this doorstop with cartoons and fun interactivity.

Xyquest Word Processor Xyright only $300! "Bakup" for $150 to Bakup your PC hard disk. And $400 for HIggins organization and productivity software.

"Reader Rabbit" for $50 push the right words into slots and a rabbit dances. Wow! Science Tool Kit from Broderbund. Access "micro-computer". AG a talking microchip bear.

The Computer Chronicles was a US television series, broadcast during 1981-2002, which documented the rise of the personal computer from its infancy to the immense market at the turn of the century. The series was created in the Fall of 1981, by Stewart Cheifet (later co-host), then the station manager of the College of San Mateo's KCSM-TV, initially broadcast as a local weekly series. Jim Warren was its founding host for its 1981-1982 season. It aired continuously from 1981 to 2002 with Cheifet co-hosting most of its later seasons. Gary Kildall served as co-host for six years (1983 to 1990) providing insights and commentary on products as well as discussions on the future of the ever-expanding personal computer sphere.

During the 1980s, the show had many supporting presenters including: * George Morrow: Presenter and commentator who for a time headed the Morrow Design company, Morrow was a well known face on the Chronicles until the 1990s. Morrow died in 2003. * Paul Schindler: Featured predominantly in software reviews, Schindler contributed to the series until the early 1990s. * Wendy Woods: Provided reports for many software and hardware products, as well as talking with the main presenters in the studio about specific topics.

The Computer Chronicles format remained relatively unchanged throughout its run, except perhaps with the noticeable difference in presenting style; originally formal it evolved into a more relaxed, casual style. From 1984 onward the last five minutes or so featured Random Access, a section which gave the viewer the latest computer news from the home and business markets. Stewart Chiefet, Janelle Stelson and various other individuals presented the segment. Random Access was discontinued in 1994.

Despite performing well in the ratings in the United States and being broadcast throughout the world, the Computer Chronicles was cancelled in 2002.

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