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THROWBACK THURSDAY: The channel no one watched

Four seasons and it’s still not solved. Back in February 2014, the world watched in utter boredom as SportsNet LA, known to anyone who cares as “The Dodgers Channel,” launched to absolutely no fanfare whatsoever. The channel, which…





THROWBACK THURSDAY: Altair 8800 PC

If it weren’t for the Altair 8800, I might be writing this blog on a typewriter. It doesn’t look like much but the Altair 8800 was the first successful personal computer. It came in a kit…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: CES 1987

Beta ED. Super VHS. 8mm Video. Man, the days when people actually wanted CDs. I didn’t get to go to the Consumer Electronic Shows then — and back then there were two of them every year…



THROWBACK THURSDAY: Thick TVs at CES

Back in 2014, TV makers didn’t know what to do. They were still trying to recapture the glorious positions they held in the mid-2000s when everyone and their brother wanted a new flat panel. They tried…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: PC Fails of 2013

What a quaint sounding article. “PC Fails of 2013” sounds like an old-school musical like “Sunshine Follies of ’36.” It’s the name of an article I wrote about four years ago, in which I said PCs would…