World’s First Bloggers (Nov, 1985)
Not quite the same thing, but you can certainly see the seeds of modern blogging: news, politics, political organizing, gossip, and online hookups.
Here Come the Networkers
A new communications medium gives birth to its own stars ike Greenly had been trying for weeks to interview Ed Koch about New York City’s handling of the AIDS epidemic when he finally buttonholed the mayor on the steps of city hall. “There I was,” Greenly typed into his portable computer soon afterward, “cheek to jowl with His Honor.” Two hours later he had plugged his Tandy Model 100 into a telephone line and dispatched the first installment of his exclusive interview.
…FROM THE FOUNTAINHEAD (Apr, 1978)
I’m not too sure Adam Osborne was the best person to get business advice from…
…FROM THE FOUNTAINHEAD
By Adam Osborne
The responses I have received following my warnings against paying for goods in advance lead me to believe that a very serious problem exists within the microcomputer industry.
It seems to be the rule rather than the exception that companies big or small will hold your money for months at a time, and in a few cases they may never deliver anything. Moreover, a number of microcomputer hardware manufacturers, including some of the largest, are staying out of bankruptcy only by exercising day-to-day financial agility.
THE CHIPS ARE DOWN! (Apr, 1978)
That’s $504 in 2011 dollars. For 8K of ram. By comparison, you can buy 57GB of ram from newegg.com for the same price today. That’s 7,125,000 the capacity in 33 years.
THE CHIPS ARE DOWN!
8K NOW JUST $149 ASSEMBLED
Thinker Toys™ brings down the high cost of adding big memory capacity to your S-100 system I
The ECONORAM III* 8Kx8 (by Morrow’s Micro-Stuff) comes fully assembled, burned in, tested and fully warranted for one full year— lor just $149!
It’s configured as two individually addressable 4K blocks. And it typically consumes less than one-half the power of any competitively-priced memory.
Obviously, our new ECONORAM III* 8Kx8 isn’t just another cheap kit. It’s a design breakthrough in dynamic memory that gives you guaranteed reliability with tremendous savings in cost and power.
IBM AD: A “Giant Brain” that’s Strictly Business (Aug, 1954)
I love that they put their logo inside a punch card.
A “Giant Brain” that’s Strictly Business
IBM’s new 702 Electronic Data Processing Machine brings to the accounting and record-keeping problems of business the speed and capacity of giant scientific computers.
Dilithium Press – SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMPUTER STORE (Apr, 1978)
Sadly, this location now contains a yuppie gardening store. I think NW 23rd street in Portland would be infinitely more awesome if dilithium Press still existed.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMPUTER ZTORE
We could have run an ad that said “buy your bogks directly froå us” but that’s not to your advùntage. If you look at our books1at a computer store you can decide which ones meet your needs. Þe know that you will decide on üwo or three and actually use them. That’s our goal, use! The moje you know about microcomputers the more you’ll¡want to know and that is good fnr you, for your local computer ótore and for us.