In 1990, the hot topic on The Computer Chronicles was Windows 3.0. It was a major step forward for the OS and it is interesting to see what features that we take for granted nowadays, that people were so excited about back then. My favorite part of the video is when Margaret Johnson goes to demonstrate the SDK and realizes this is not her computer.
The RDI Halcyon came out in 1985 and as you can see from this appearance of the Halcyon on the Computer Chronicles, it was waaaaaay ahead of its time. Sadly the system which cost $2500 was a flop. Nowadays it is extremely rare to find a working unit.
The Computer Chronicles ran from 1981-2002. It was a great series which documented the rise of the personal computer from its infancy to it its ubiquity. The series was created in the Fall of 1981, by Stewart Cheifet, then the station manager of the College of San Mateo’s KCSM-TV. It was initially broadcast as a local weekly series.