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Computers & Technology

Featuring two television programs popular in the 1980's and 1990's: Computer Chronicles and Net Café, this library showcases videos about computing and technology. Collection topics include BBS, the Open Source movement, and Internet governance.

Many of these movies are available for free download.


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Computer Chronicles
Sep 5, 2003
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The upgrade from Windows 3.0 to Windows 95 was the big leap for Microsoft and began its domination of the desktop. This program looks at the new OS, originally code named "Chicago" and Windows 4.0, and new applications developed specifically for Win 95. Demonstrations include Windows 95, Norton Utilities for Win 95, Visio, and Picture Publisher. Also included are demonstratons of IBM's Warp OS/2, and the Macintosh Operating System OS 7.5. Originally broadcast in 1994. Copyright 1994...
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Topics: windows, microsoft, apple, macintosh, warp, IBM, OS/2, operating system
Computer Chronicles
Dec 15, 2003
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A review of the new Macintosh computers and their ability to emulate MS-DOS machines and run IBM compatible applications. Guests: Charles Oppenheimer, Apple; Didier Diaz, Apple; George Morrow, Nestar; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Mac SE, Mac II Originally broadcast May 1987. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1987.
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
Computer Chronicles
Apr 11, 2004
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A visit to the High Tech Expo in Tsukuba, Japan for a look at the latest Japanese robotics technology. Features Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Fanuc, NEC, and others. Plus a robot from Waseda University that can play the organ! Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1985, japan, robots, tsukuba, expo
Computer Chronicles
May 26, 2004
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One of the precursors of hypertext and hyperlinks was Hypercard, originally introduced by Apple in 1987. This program looks at the status of Hypercard applications including Hypercomposer, Take One, Culture 1.0, Mission: The Moon, SuperCard, and CAMEO. Guests include Apple Fellow and Hypercard creator Bill Atkinson. Originally broadcast in 1990.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1990, Television Programs, Computers: History, Hypertext, Hypercard, Apple
Computer Chronicles
Jun 9, 2004
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A look at the job opportunities and requirements in the fast growing computer field. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; John Podkomorski, Hewlett Packard; James Patterson, Stanford; Pat Hill Hubbard, Amer Elect Assoc; Harry Hamlin, Hamlin Associates; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: . Originally broadcast in 1986. Copyright 1986 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1986
Computer Chronicles
Jun 9, 2004
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A look at a variety of interesting programming languages being used for personal computers. Included are demonstrations of Microsoft's Office 2000 Developer, LEGO Mindstorms RCX Code Developer, Macromedia Flash 3.0, and Metrowerks CodeWarrior. Also a special look inside Electronic Arts to see what they use to program their newest game WWII Fighters. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1999
Net Cafe
Jun 15, 2004
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This week on NetCafé, we'll show you several web information sites that are examples of how anyone can start a conspiracy theory because the Internet provides an open and free forum for these theories to proliferate.
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Topic: Episodes: 2001
Net Cafe
Jun 15, 2004
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Did aliens land in Roswell? Were there others involved in JFK's assassination? Are organs being taken from prisoners in China and sold to rich patients needing transplants? We'll explore the World Wide Web to find out who thinks there are conspiracies taking place. Shot on location at the Club I cyber cafe in San Francisco. Originally broadcast in 1999.
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Topics: Episodes: 1999, conspiracy
Computer Chronicles
Jul 14, 2004
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A review of flight simulator software. Included are demonstrations of Falcon AT 1.11, F-15 Strike Eagle II, Jet Fighter 1.5, A-10 Tank Killer 1.2, subLOGIC's Flight Simulator ATP 1.0, and Microsoft's Flight Simulator 4.0. Guests include Gilman Louie, President of Spectrum Holobyte, Major Bill Stealey, President of MicroProse, and Moses Ma, Chairman of Velocity Development. Originally broadcast in 1990. Copyright 1990 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Computer Chronicles
Jul 15, 2004
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A look at how NASA uses computers to run the space program, launch manned spacecraft, and manage the overall operations of America's space program. Products/Demos: Space Physics Analysi Network; Total Ozone Map Spectrometer; Space Science Data Center; Silicon Graphics Space Simulator. Originally broadcast on May 23, 1989.  Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1989.
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Topics: space, nasa, astronaut
Computer Chronicles
Jul 17, 2004
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A look at the hottest computer games in the early 1990's. Included are Wordtris, Crisis in the Kremlin, Earl Weaver Baseball II, Railroad Tycoon, Playmaker Football 2.0, King's Quest V, The Games: Winter Challenge, and TSN (The Sierra Network). Also features a visit to Lucasfilm Games and their development process for titles such as Indiana Jones, The Fate of Atlantis, Monkey Island 2, and Lechuck's Revenge. Another segment looks at the InGolf Simulator from TOP Pro Sports, a game which...
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Topics: monkey island, indiana jones, baseball, king's quest
Computer Chronicles
Jul 22, 2004
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A look at the people who are driving the personal computer industry. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Steve Wozniak, Apple; Adam Osborne, Osborne Computer; Lore Harp, Vector Graphic; Gene Amdahl, Trilogy Systems. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
Computer Chronicles
Sep 28, 2004
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An introduction to Apple's Hypercard. Guests include Apple Fellow and Hypercard creator Bill Atkinson, Hypercard senior engineer Dan Winkler, author of "The Complete Hypercard Handbook" Danny Goodman, and Robert Stein, Publisher of Voyager Company. Demonstrations include Hypercard 1.0, Complete Car Cost Guide, Focal Point, Laserstacks, and National Galllery of Art. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: hypercard, apple, bill atkinson
Computer Chronicles
Sep 28, 2004
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An early look at supercomputers in the United States and Japan. Featured guests include George Michael, head of computer research of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, John Repp of Control Data Corporation, Dr. Hideo Aiso, Professor at Keio University in Japan, Dr. Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Chairman of Japan's National Supercomputer Project, and Dr. Yukio Mizuno, Senior Vice President of NEC. The program also features on location coverage in Japan of the country's supercomputer projects including...
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Topics: supercomputer, japan, parallel processing
Computer Chronicles
Nov 6, 2004
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A review of the best new games of the year. Games covered include In the First Degree, Buried in Time, Mech Warrior 2, ImagiNation Network, and Phantasmagoria. Plus a visit to Microsoft's Judgment Day, a conference for third-party game developers in Redmond, Washington. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: games, mech warrior, phantasmagoria
Computer Chronicles
Nov 8, 2004
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New computers are coming out with DVD drives built in. Do you need a DVD drive? We'll show you why this new format is great and how you can upgrade your old PC to use this new technology. Originally broadcast in October, 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 2000, Companies: Sony, Companies: Panasonic, DVD
Computer Chronicles
Nov 11, 2004
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When the personal computer software industry was born in the mid 1980's, it was assumed that computer programs would be sold like books or records. But software was different and some innovative programmers started inviting users to try their software for free. This started the battle between open source software and proprietary software. This program examines the early phenomenon of shareware and freeware. Guests include Jim Button, founder of ButtonWare; Rusel DeMaria, author of Public Domain...
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Topics: freeware, BMUG, SRI, Buttonware, BBS, PC-SIG
Computer Chronicles
Dec 14, 2004
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On location coverage of the annual Boston MacWorld conference. Includes the launch of the Mac System 7.5 OS. Demonstrations include WordPerfect, ClarisWorks, Loga Vista, Newton, Radius, Wacom, Visioneer, and Opcode. Originally broadcast in September 1994. Copyright 1994 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: apple, mac, macintosh, macworld, boston, trade show, conference
Computer Chronicles
Dec 15, 2004
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Ten years after the PC revolution, experts were saying the PC model is obsolete. This program looks at several fresh approaches to the personal computer. Included are the TransPhone net terminal, Apple's multimedia Pippin Power Mac, the brand new Palm Pilot from U.S. Robotics, the BeBox using the Be operating system, and Oracle's new NC or Network Computer. Guests include Bruce Tognazinni, author of "Tog on Software Design. Originally broadcast in 1996.
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Topics: palm pilot, apple pippin, oracle Network Computer
Computers & Technology
Jan 8, 2005
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Infonomicon TV - Season 1 Ep 2 - Truck Computer part 1
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Topics: TV, Show, Hack
Computers & Technology
Jan 8, 2005
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Hacking with Ramzi "door buster" If you've ever watched an episode of "Cops", then you've probably seen a door battering ram in use. Now Ramzi shows you how to build a door buster for your own home use. For only $20 in parts from your local Home Depot, the door's history.
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Topics: tv, show, hack
Computers & Technology
Jan 8, 2005
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return of thebroken We kick it off with Windows password hash extraction and cracking. Also learn the basics of modding the Xbox, PS2 and GameCube. Plus, Ramzis back with a mission: impossible self-destructing laptop. And we sit down with Kevin Mitnick to find out what life is like for a hacker in prison.
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Topics: tv, show, hack
Computers & Technology
Jan 12, 2005
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hack tv episode 1 - wardriving, hack the car
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Topics: tv, show, hack
Computers & Technology
Jan 14, 2005 Droops
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How to run power over your ethernet cables.
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Topics: TV, show, hack
Computers & Technology
Mar 5, 2005
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NYU student Brian Sandro has a secret: he and his friends pirate hundres of millions of dollars of illicit Hollywood movies in their spare time. They are revered, reviled, hunted and admired. No one knows who they are - at least, not as far as they know.
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Topics: Hack, TV, show
Computers & Technology
Mar 5, 2005
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NYU student Brian Sandro has a secret: he and his friends pirate hundres of millions of dollars of illicit Hollywood movies in their spare time. They are revered, reviled, hunted and admired. No one knows who they are - at least, not as far as they know.
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Topics: Hack, TV, show
Computers & Technology
Mar 5, 2005
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NYU student Brian Sandro has a secret: he and his friends pirate hundres of millions of dollars of illicit Hollywood movies in their spare time. They are revered, reviled, hunted and admired. No one knows who they are - at least, not as far as they know.
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Topics: Hack, TV, show
Computer Chronicles
Apr 3, 2005
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A review of the new Intel 386 chip and the new super-fast computers and applications that take advantage of its speed. Guests: Dana Krelle, Intel; Michael Swavely, Compaq; Robert Dilworth, Zenith; Neil Colvin, Phoenix Technologies; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group Products/Demos: Compaq Deskpro 386, Intel 80386 Microprocessor, Zenith Z-386, VP/ix, UNIX 386. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
Computer Chronicles
Apr 3, 2005
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A look at the state of the art in programming languages and tools circa 1990. Demonstrations include Smalltalk V/PM, Actor 2.0, Zortech C++, Objective C, EngLan, TurboPascal, Turbo C, and Prograph. Originally broadcast in February 1990. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1990.
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Topics: Gentry Software, Digitalk, Whitewater Group, Borland, Phillipe Kahn, Frame Technology, NeXT
Computer Chronicles
Apr 3, 2005
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The OS/2 operating system started out as a joint venture between Microsoft and IBM. That venture fell apart as Microsoft went its own way with Windows. This program looks at IBM's OS/2 and compares its features to Microsoft's Windows 3.0. Demonstrations include Sound Impression, cc:Mail, Lotus 1-2-3, AmiPro, and SuperProject. Includes a visit to ZD Labs for their evaluation of Windows NT and to the annual IBM OS/2 conference. Guests include John Soyring, IBM's manager of software development,...
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Topics: lotus, ibm, OS/2, operating system, windows, microsoft
Computer Chronicles
Apr 3, 2005
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Motorola's new PowerPC microprocessor launched a whole new generation of computers including the PowerMac. This program looks at the increased speed and functionality of computers using the new Motorola CPU. Demonstrations include various benchmark tests on the PowerMac, the PowerMac 7100 and the PowerMac 8100, applications such as Excel 5.0 for the Mac, and PhotoShop 3.0. Also a look at SoftWindows, a utility that lets you run Windows apps on a PowerMac. Includes a visit to Motorola's CPU...
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Topics: powerpc, powermac, apple, motorola, adobe, microsoft
Computers & Technology
Apr 12, 2005
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pilot episode of Hack TV
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Topics: tv, show, hack
Computer Chronicles
May 16, 2005
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The introduction of the Macintosh in the mid 1980's opened up a whole new world of desktop graphics capability. This program looks at several early graphics applications for the Mac including More II, Power Point 2.0, Persuasion 2.0, and Macromind Director. Originally broadcast in 1989. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1989.
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Topics: graphics, powerpoint, presenations
Computers & Technology
May 20, 2005
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The EYNTO Show is a one-time computer show, with a duration of approximately 1 hour. The show is targetted for any computer user who is trying to learn a bit more, and attempts to answer the most popular questions out there. The show is split up into three main sections: Information Security, Downloading, and Installing Hardware. Each section is split up into Chapters, each lasting approx. 3 minutes. Covered topics range from safer E-Mail Practices to WLAN vulnerabilities, from...
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Topics: hack, TV, show
Computer Chronicles
May 24, 2005
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Meet teenage software pirates, computer lawyers and the battle over software ownership. Guests: Mark Pump, Alpha Logic; Smith McKeithen, Activision; Frankie Mouse, Hacker; Neil Smith, Software Publish Assoc; John Draper (Captain Crunch); Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Locksmith, Cap'n Software, Easy Writer, MacWare. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
Jun 16, 2005
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Spanish language version of this program. On location coverage of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Featured analyst is Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies. Includes highlights of the keynote speech by Microsoft's Bill Gates. This is the show where Microsoft introduced its infamous "BOB" interface.
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Topics: consumer, electronics, microsoft, BOB, spanish
BBS: The Documentary Archive
Aug 9, 2005 Jason Scott Sadofsky
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Interview with Mark Nasstrom for BBS: The Documentary. Conducted on May 24th, 2003 in Seal Rock, Oregon. Discussions include running election results through BBSes, communication issues in sparsely populated areas, and Boardwatch magazine.
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Topics: bbs, documentary, nasstrom
BBS: The Documentary Archive
Aug 25, 2005 Jason Scott Sadofsky
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Interview with John Sheetz for BBS: The Documentary. Conducted on March 22nd, 2003 in New Providence, New Jersey. Discussions center around teletype art and the use of Ham Radio to transfer text-based images. Techniques in creating RTTY art, the process of transferring artwork over Ham Radio, and some occasional copyright issues are all covered. Speculations on the future of the art, as well as what other skills Mr. Sheetz picked up in the medium. Sadly, Mr. Sheetz passed away in January of...
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Topics: bbs, documentary, sheetz
Computer Chronicles
Aug 30, 2005
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This week, Computer Chronicles concludes its coverage of the 1999 European Technology Roundtable Exhibition, (ETRE), from Monte Carlo with an in-depth interview of Bill Gates of Microsoft. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 2000, Episode year: 1999, Conferences: ETRE
Computer Chronicles
Sep 3, 2005
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The launch of Windows 98 was a major upgrade for Windows users, solving some of the problems of Windows 95. This program previewed the new functionality of Windows 98 and also featured Win98 add-ons including Microsoft's Plus! 98, the Windows utility Tweak UI, and Gizmos 98 from Play. Guests include Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux, Mike Elgan of Windows magazine, and Kiki Stockhammer of Play. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Computer Chronicles
Sep 23, 2005
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Laser disks and optical storage devices are changing the way we can use computers. Guests: Jeff Tully, Pioneer Video; Vladimir Langer, Sony; Rick Dyer, RDI Video Systems; Jay Eagle, Proton Corp.; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Pioneer Laser Disc Player, Astron Belt, Halcyon Home Entertainment Sys, Vidlink. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
Sep 30, 2005
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Part two of this special series looking at the causes of the downturn in the computer industry. Guests: Ben Anixter, AMD; Richard O'Brien, Hewlett Packard; Trip Hawkins, Electronic Arts; John Merson, Ashton-Tate; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Commodore Amiga, Atari ST 520
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
Computer Chronicles
Oct 18, 2005
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A look at new email systems, comparative advantages and pitfalls and new email accessories and tools. Guests: Stuart Davidson, MCI; Jeff Anderholm, Lotus; Lloyd Kreuzer, Kreuzer Software; Carl Berney, Speech Plus; Charles Foskett, Natural Microsystems; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group Products/Demos: Lotus Express, MCI Mail, The Source, Call for Text, Watson
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Topic: Episode year: 1986
Net Cafe
Oct 25, 2005
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A look at how web sites deal with the subject of death. Sites featured include an information site on cemeteries, a tribute to the passing of Jerry Garcia, a virtual 3D graveyard, the pop culture death pool, and a virtual pet cemetery. Originally broadcast in 1998. Episode #206.
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Topics: Episodes: 1998, 206
Computer Chronicles
Dec 4, 2005
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Computers and music, MIDI machines and interfaces, and music composition software. Guests: Chris French, Music Software; Bob Moore, Hybrid Arts; David Schwartz, Compusonics; Chris Potter, Mimetics; Curtis Sasaki, Apple; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Gary Leuenberger, Midi Revolution Products/Demos: Casio SK-1 Synthesizer, Atari ST, Activision's Music Studio, ADAP Sampler, DSP-1000, Apple II GS, Ensoniq Sound Chip, Soundscape, Commodore AmigaEZ Track, Kidnotes. Copyright 1986 Stewart Cheifet...
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Topic: Episode year: 1986
Computer Chronicles
Jan 24, 2006
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A look at some of the leading computer games in the late 1980's. Demonstrations include Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer, Accolade's Mean 18 Golf, Apache Strike, Beyond Dark Castle, The Other Side, and Strategic Conquest. Also features an early look at CompuServe's online games. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1989, Television Programs, Computers: History, Gaming, CompuServe
The Wikimania Archive
Jan 25, 2006 Rory O'Connor
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revised rough cut of the wikimentary about Wikimedia. Download this cut and footage from tapes shot at the 2005 Wikimedia conference to edit your own version of the video. Transcripts and screeners (smaller video files) also available.
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Topics: wikipedia, wikimedia, wikimania, wikimentary, wiki
Computer Chronicles
Jan 31, 2006
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Apple's Hypercard 2.0 brought new sophistication to the concept of hypertext, and laid the groundwork for the powerful Internet concept of hyperlinks. This program looks at new hypertext based applications including Hypercard 2.0, Hyperties 3.0, Spinnaker's PLUS 2.0, and Guide 3.0. Originally broadcast in 1990.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1990, Television Programs, Computers: History, Hypertext, Hypercard, Apple
BBS: The Documentary Archive
Feb 19, 2006 Jason Scott Sadofsky
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Interview with Minor Threat, conducted in Austin, Texas, on January 30th, 2004. Minor Threat is most known as the creator and co-author of Tone Loc, a "wardialer" program that would connect to thousands of phones looking for carriers, voices, and other surprises in a phone exchange. However, this interview mostly focuses on his memories of both PD (public domain) BBSes and hacking BBSes; a section in the middle focuses on Tone Loc and the challenges associated with the program. The...
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Topics: bbs, documentary, minor threat
Net Cafe
Mar 11, 2006
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The internet forever changed the relationship between patient and doctor, allowing patients to research their medical conditions online before seeing a doctor. This program looks at several web sites that provide healthcare information. Sites covered include storksite.com, womenshealth.org, healthy.net, med.stanford.edu, gennexhealth.com, quackwatch.com, and sexclinic.com. Guests include Dr. Patti Britton and Dr. Karen Sarpolis. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot...
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Topics: sex, pregnancy, womens health, stanford, 150
The Wikimania Archive
Mar 24, 2006
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Rough cut produced by Globalvision, Inc. -- Download to edit wikimentary -- Camera orginals 001 - 025 also available. Download screeners and/or transcripts for reference.
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Topics: wikimania, wikipedia, wikimedia, wikimentary, wikisource, wiki
Computers & Technology
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This video is from a meeting of the Capital PC User Group (http://www.cpcug.org) where free software tools for multimedia storytelling were explained. The meeting covered Powerbullet (http://www.powerbullet.com) and Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net) Click on the word QuickTime on the left of the screen, underneath the photo, to view this video. The meeting was conducted as a "learning by doing" meeting, rather than as a presentation of "canned" materials that had...
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Topics: storytelling, powebullet, audacity, slideshow, flash, stories
Computer Chronicles
May 23, 2006
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A first look at the new IBM PS2 computer and its design and interface innovations. Guests: Tony Harris, Digital Research; David Bunnell, PCW Communications; John Dvorak, PC Magazine; Ron Kaufmann, RX Computers; George Morrow, Nestar; Jan Lewis, Palo Alto Research Group; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: DOS 3.3, Gem Desktop Publisher, IBM PS2 Model 50, GEM Draw Plus, FLEX-OS. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
Computer Chronicles
May 29, 2006
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Whether you wish to learn to play an instrument, compose a song, download MP3 files, or just find out fun facts about your favorite musician, there's software, hardware, and many Internet sites for you. Originally broadcast in 2000. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 2000.
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Topics: Episode year: 2000, Music
The Digital Tipping Point
Jul 17, 2006 Christian Einfeldt
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features Mayor Pelgrin saying that he feels his City has greater a slightly greater measure of sovereignty through using open source software, due to the greater range of choices that the City now has in terms of software applications, and what the City chooses to do with those applications. tape id = e-dv079_sh_38_mayor_005.mpg The DTP will be many, many films...
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Topics: Hermann-Josef Pelgrim, Pelgrim, Hermann-Josef, Schwaebisch Hall, sovereignty and open source,...
Computers & Technology
Jul 19, 2006 Sean Kelly
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This audio/visual presentation teaches the basics of logging in and adding content to a Plone web site. It's intended to be one of a series of videos assisting first-time users and those considering Plone as a content management solution. The QuickTime version uses the H.264 codec and plays back with either Apple QuickTime (Mac OS X and Windows) or VLC (many platforms). The DivX version plays back with VLC (many platforms). Other players may work as well.
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Topics: plone, python, CMS, screencast, screencast, python, content
Computer Chronicles
Jul 31, 2006
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With the growth of desktop publishing, scanners became an important new PC peripheral, with sales in the early 1990s growing at 250% per year. This program looks at several scanner options including Logitech's ScanMan, the AVR 3000/GS Plus from Advanced Vision Research, Epson's ES-300C, Sharp's JX-600, the SpeedScanner from Array Technologies, the Caere handheld scanner, and HP's ScanJet Plus. Guest cohost is Heidi Roizen of T/Maker. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart Cheifet...
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Topics: scan, optical, desktop publishing
Computer Chronicles
Aug 22, 2006
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As operating systems grew more robust, one of the key new features was the ability to multitask, run several applications at the same time. This program looks at some new approaches including Concurrent DOS from Digital Research, Windows 386 from Microsoft, IBM's OS/2, Apple's A/UX, and Tandy's Xenix. Guests include Lee Reiswig, Director of the IBM Austin Lab and Gary Kildall of Digital Research. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: multitasking, OS/2, operating systems
Net Cafe
Aug 25, 2006
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This is part two of a special two-part series on Net Cafe featuring an in-depth interview with Nicholas Negroponte, Director of the MIT Media Lab, author of Being Digital, and columnist for Wired magazine. Shot on location at the SomArts Cultural Center in San Francisco as a presentation for the Association of Internet Professionals. The interviewer is Net Cafe host Stewart Cheifet. Originally broadcast in 2002.
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Topics: MIT, Media Lab, Wired, Being Digital
Net Cafe
Sep 1, 2006
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In this episode of NetCafé, we discuss four interesting websites that are utilizing the Internet in their own unique ways for philanthropy, e-commerce and community building.
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Topic: Episodes: 2001
Computer Chronicles
Oct 23, 2006
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An introduction to the world of supercomputers in Asia and in the U.S. and their application environments such as NASA and NOA. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topic: Episode year: 1987
Net Cafe
Nov 7, 2006
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A program in the special Net Cafe series on new internet startups. Sites covered include igougo.com, ants.com, bestcalls.com, and gotomypc.com. Silicon Valley analyst Alex Vieux evalutes the startups. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet. Shot on location at the Metreon cyber cafe in San Francisco.
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Topics: entrepreneur, startup, internet
The Digital Tipping Point
Nov 12, 2006 Christian Einfeldt
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment is our first proof of concept video short. It's not really a trailer, because a trailer is a much more complete promotional short used to give the viewers a feel for the final product. This proof of concept, by contrast, is really just to see how these particular segments would look together; to introduce a few of our interviewees; to show the audience some of the...
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Topics: Proof of concept, Proof of concept, four mins
BBS: The Documentary Archive
Dec 20, 2006 Jason Scott Sadofsky
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Interview with Tracer, artist for the ANSI art group ACiD. Conducted on March 8, 2004, in New York City, New York. Subjects discussed included ANSI art groups, switching groups based on opportunity, power structures of art groups, creating art in both ANSI and RIP graphics, and which artists Tracer found impressive. Post-BBS events are discussed as well. At the beginning of the interview, a heat pipe clanks occasionally during both questions and answers, and then calms down for the remaining...
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Internet Events
Jan 30, 2007 Carl Malamud
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< < Hack 1 ]] 10 Government Hacks — Slides From a Talk at OSCON 2006 [[ Hack 3 >> Hack Number 1 was about being allowed to attend meetings by qualifying as a journalist. Sometimes though, you have to be an aggrieved party to get anybody to listen. I was reading BoingBoing one morning and they were talking about an exclusive deal the Smithsonian Institution had cut with Showtime to do films that used the archives or the staff. Ken Burns was upset. The whole deal was all very vague...
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Topics: Smithsonian, Nation's Attic, Showtime, Sellout
Internet Events
Feb 5, 2007 Carl Malamud
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10 Government Hacks — Slides From a Talk at OSCON 2006 [[ Hack 2 >> This is a Movie about Internet Governance. Actually, "movie" implies a large number of people creating 120 minutes of full-motion video, so moviette or video blog might be more appropriate. And, there's no such thing as "Internet Governance," since by definition nobody can govern an Internet, so perhaps it is about the Internet and governance and other topics. Rather than further mangle the metaphor,...
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Topic: Internet Governance
Net Cafe
Sep 29, 2007
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In the late nineties, ecommerce was just taking off on the web. This program looks at several innovative online shopping sites including dellajames.com, ebates.com, alibris.com, and rocketcash.com. Originally broadcast in 1999 from the Club I internet cafe in San Francisco. Hosts are Jane Wither, Andrew deVries, and Stewart Cheifet.
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Topics: shopping, commerce, buying
Internet Talk Radio
Oct 8, 2007 Unknown
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INTEROP was a well-known trade show in the early 1990's. Amazingly enough, the show network was put together by volunteers. This found footage shows a tour of the NOC and the show floor by NOC Team members. The location is the Las Vegas convention center and the date is 5/16/94.
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Topics: Internet Talk Radio, Specials
The Digital Tipping Point
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features interviews with Francisco Antonio Paco Huertas Mendez, the Director of the Center for New Initiatives of the Regional Government of Extremadura, Spain. Extremadura has historically been one of the less wealthy of the 17 semi-autonomous Regions of Spain, due to the fact that it is landlocked, relatively arid, has rocky soil, and is not rich in minerals. But...
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Topics: Francisco Antonio Paco Huertas Mendez, Huertas Mendez, Francisco Antonio Paco, Paco Huertas,...
BBS: The Documentary Archive
Oct 30, 2007 Jason Scott Sadofsky
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Interview with Philip J. Kaplan, "pud" of FUCKEDCOMPANY.COM, for BBS: The Documentary. Conducted on March 2nd, 2002 in New York City, NY. Questions center around running a BBS, pirate groups, modem costs, what makes a web forum or BBS worthwhile to post on, tips for inciting conversation, and speculations on the personality behind running a BBS. Contains profanity. The interview was conducted in a rehearsal space leased by Mr. Kaplan and his band, and so the sound is unusual in that...
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Computer Chronicles
Nov 13, 2007
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A look at the new Amiga models including the Amiga 2500 and new software and peripherals for the Amiga computers. Guests: Tom Stearns, Commodore; Lou Wallace, Amiga World; Dan Silva, Author; Jim Schneider, Inno; Vision; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Menace; Battle Chess; Amiga 2500 Deluxe Paint III, Video Effects 3D. Originally broadcast in March 1989. Copyright 1989 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1989, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, commodore, battle chess
Computer Chronicles
Nov 13, 2007
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Today we take for granted the fact that we can watch video on our computers, but in the early 1990s, that was a big innovation. This program looks at early examples of desktop video on the Amiga, the Mac, and the IBM PC. Demonstrations include the Amiga 2500, the Amiga video authoring system, the Pionner LaserDisk player, MacroMind's Director 2.0 for the Mac IIx, the Avid/1 Media Composer, the DVA-4000 video controller from VideoLogic, and the use of desktop video at the NASA Ames research...
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Topics: amiga, macromedia, director, avid, videologic, macromind
Internet Events
Nov 29, 2007 Carl Malamud
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On June 16, 2006, Professor Lawrence Lessig gave a talk at the Center for American Progress entitled "The Withering of the Net: How DC Pathologies are Undermining the Growth and Wealth of the Net." This talk was the second in a series of three. The first talk was Professor Yochai Benkler , the third featured Dave Farber and Vint Cerf. In just under 40 minutes, Lessig delivered a stunning performance, documenting his assertion that the Internet was created by Republicans and discussing...
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Topics: Hack Number 9, net neutrality, Republicans, Internet, Lessig
Computers & Technology
Dec 28, 2007
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Our first episode jumps right into wardriving and wap hacking. Also learn the basics of social engineering with "free pizza 4 life". And of course, a hacker tip with Ramzi.
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Computer Chronicles
Feb 15, 2008
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Today they're called "mac heads", but way back in the 1980's, Apple users were in love with the Apple II. Despite the introduction of the Mac in 1984, the Apple II continued to have its devoted fans. This program looks at the Apple II culture during the early Mac era. Included are the Apple IIc+, the Apple II-GS, and a rare Apple I. Guests include John Sculley and Gary Kildall. Software demonstrations are of Math Blaster, Paintworks Gold, and Microsoft Bookshelf. Also a look at the...
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Topics: apple, macintosh, sculley