Computer Chronicles 1994: Is The PowerPC Worth It?

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  1. QSDP-User macrumors regular

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    Interesting look back in time:
    66 MHz, Quicktime number crunching.
    RISC architecture, IBM, Motorola.
    Digital Voice: "Hello, I am Fred & I would like to introduce the new IBM..."
    PPC Performance: Excel & Photoshop.
    University of Texas, Austin: 750 PowerMacs.
    PowerMac v. Pentium with Photoshop.
    SoftWindows emulation.

    25 mins, Computer Chronicles Episode:
     
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    At 3:37....who let the bad guys from Miama Vice in at IBM...?
     
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    I love Computer Chronicles videos - reminds us that the world did actually do work on machines that would currently be laughed out of the room...
    I still defy anyone to make a case that current technology produces better creative results than technology of yesteryear - and I'm talking quality not quantity.
     
  4. QSDP-User thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, now they're the older & paunchy hackers from the Die Hard series.
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    Yeah, archive dot org has what looks to be 560 results for The Computer Chronicles:
    https://archive.org/details/computerchronicles
     
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