View Full Version : IBM PC in 10 Chapters

December 8th, 2013, 08:23 AM
Great vintage training video. 10 chapters discussing the IBM PC 5150 usage.


December 9th, 2013, 05:35 AM
That's just so retro. How little we knew in 1982...


December 10th, 2013, 01:00 PM
Very good!

Shadow Lord
December 11th, 2013, 10:26 PM
Did anyone else note the ROM BASIC version? 1.00. I think this video (and chapter 2) is probably one of the best/most definitive visual guide one can get to the original IBM PC 5150 (the so called A model).

December 12th, 2013, 09:50 AM
ROM BASIC 1.00, here's a screen shot. That was an early 5150 for sure.


December 12th, 2013, 04:42 PM
I downloaded all these in case they are ever needed in the future by anyone here.

December 17th, 2013, 12:41 PM
Finally got a chance to watch through all of these. It is interesting to note how much differently people use computers these days. The target audience of these videos were business professionals, and it was fully expected that they would do some sort of programming.

A modern training video would probably be all about sharing pictures of cats on twitter and facebook.

Personally, I think chapter 8 is the most interesting part. It shows many of the different commercial software packages that were used in the time period. VisiCorp forever! :)

Hmm... the video said that there was a study showing that green screens were easier on the eyes than white??? Ha ha ha ha. Nah, cheaper phosphor.