Saturday, May 26, 2007

News Flash 1982

Bits and BytesApple, Commodore, and Tandy computers are taking the world by storm. Games! Music! Word Processing! It all seems so perfect until everyone starts scratching their heads and saying, "Well, now how the heck do these things work?" The solution for a lot people came in the form of the 12 part educational TV show called Bits and Bytes. Starring Billy Van and Luba Goy, Bits and Bytes was dedicated to the usage of 8-bit home computers.

In this clip, Billy is introduced to the computer's microprocessor. Even today, Bits and Bytes can still be useful for someone who wants to learn about the components and functions of a home computer. Billy and Luba empowered an entire generation to take part in the home computing revolution.