Power PC & PowerMac
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 design center and the implementation of a huge data center at the University of Texas using 750 new PowerMacs. Guests include Jim Gable and Stephen Dougherty of Apple, John Peck of Adobe Systems, and John Morse of Microsoft. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution. It was broadcast for twenty years from 1983 - 2002. The program was seen on more than 300 television stations in the United States and in over 100 countries worldwide, with translations into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. The series had a weekly television broadcast audience of over two million viewers.
The series has been recognized for its journalistic excellence, winning a variety of journalistic awards including more than a dozen from the prestigious Computer Press Association. The series covered high-tech subjects around the world, having shot programs in such various locations as Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Scotland, Spain, and Taiwan. Computer Chronicles was based in the Silicon Valley area of California.
Many of the series programs are distributed on video to corporations and educational institutions for use in computer training. Computer Chronicles program segments have also been bundled with various computer text books by major publishers.