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  1. Bitwit
    Bitwit
    3 ամիս առաջ

    Thanks to Slickdeals for sponsoring this one! Install their *free* browser extension to start saving money on PC parts and everything else! bit.ly/2GGmVzW

    1. Aayush Lamichhane
      Aayush Lamichhane
      10 օր առաջ

      Fuckin lovely video , Ahhh , can you do more of these please

    2. Goldie McKernan
      Goldie McKernan
      Ամիս առաջ

      @brutalhonesty07 Give it another year lol. ❤

    3. brutalhonesty07
      brutalhonesty07
      Ամիս առաջ

      Goldie McKernan well it ain’t over 9000! Yet. Not impressed

    4. Goldie McKernan
      Goldie McKernan
      Ամիս առաջ

      Holy cannoli. Did you say A THOUSAND TIMES more capacity????

    5. Goldie McKernan
      Goldie McKernan
      Ամիս առաջ

      Proud to say I never joined the Apple cult.

  2. LiveDark Virales
    LiveDark Virales
    8 ժամ առաջ

    Wendy Kreygasm

  3. Mr. Dapper
    Mr. Dapper
    23 ժամ առաջ

    Interesting I am only 16 so I never experienced computers of this caliber so it was cool to see kind of where it all started and how far we have come in 30 years

  4. Virgil J Jacas
    Virgil J Jacas
    Օր առաջ

    Sorry but the interruptions with MORONIC comments ...

  5. Virgil J Jacas
    Virgil J Jacas
    Օր առաջ

    Never in Chicago back then.

  6. Durgan
    Durgan
    2 օր առաջ

    Amazing, lol. Also it's kind of nice how some good advice seems to be timeless. Regarding that laptop colorspace... the cube root of 32,768 colors = 32 colors per channel (assuming there's no alpha channel). So it only had a 5-bit color depth. XD Another fun fact: its processor was 33 MHz.

  7. Amaya Miu MusicMix39
    Amaya Miu MusicMix39
    3 օր առաջ

    Omg I remember having one of thoughs computers xD

  8. Roronoa Zoro
    Roronoa Zoro
    3 օր առաջ

    ...not sure what's funny here. It's like comparing a Game and Watch to the Switch...

  9. Ramon Alvarado
    Ramon Alvarado
    3 օր առաջ

    Great channel ... for the computer geeks like me.

  10. Gamer boy And gamer girl
    Gamer boy And gamer girl
    4 օր առաջ

    I saw that vid a week ago lol

  11. Cj Smith
    Cj Smith
    4 օր առաջ

    I thought he said grandpa's pacemaker

  12. Made in the USA
    Made in the USA
    4 օր առաջ

    when a person pretends to understand tech and claims there was no internet in 1993.... While true you clearly dont understand the era. Im just shocked people listen to you. What happen to the perma block this person from recommended viewing list.... Its not even being a purist or an old person. Its like The blind leading the blind. You really should've titled this. BitWit learns at the same time as everyone else and pretends to be in the know....

  13. grapesofwrath1984
    grapesofwrath1984
    4 օր առաջ

    Hmmm... My MacBook Pro is more expensive than that PowerBook?

  14. CharlieSuper
    CharlieSuper
    4 օր առաջ

    "Battery life was pretty abysmal back then" Me sitting with my laptop only just getting an hour out of one charge...

  15. SteveMcQueenclassiccarracer Holgate
    SteveMcQueenclassiccarracer Holgate
    5 օր առաջ

    Was a pain in the ass when they didn’t boot up and figure out how to install windows 95 had to put in disk and then floppy disk to boot and when it failed to boot and have error codes couldn’t go on internet then had to either phone the guy or figure out myself I remember shouting about how p*** off I was about it all them years ago

  16. DahriusArt
    DahriusArt
    5 օր առաջ

    ""Don't copy that floppy", we need a updated phase" You wouldn't download a car.

  17. Paul Mohr
    Paul Mohr
    5 օր առաջ

    I used to work at a computer store around this time in Southern California, 92 or 93 I think. That guy talking about IBM compatibles and needing to know a bunch of stuff like dip switches and stuff like that is BS. If you were just buying a computer you didn't need to know any of that. Now if you were trying to build your own or wanted to repair/upgrade them then yes you did. Then again you would need to know that for an Apple as well. And even back then building or fixing an Apple really wasn't a thing, you just bought the system and hooked it up. It wasn't like the 80's Apples. At our store we had some pre builts if that is what you wanted but in most cases we custom built the PC for you. Someone would sit down with you, normally one of the owners or the manager and ask you what you wanted, what you were going to do with it and your budget. Then they put a system together with the specs you needed. Then one us techs would build the system, test it and set it all up. We would deliver the system to your house/office, hook everything up and walk you through how to use it. Like navigating windows and stuff like that. If you had any issues we would come out and take a look at it. You were paying for service as much as you were the hardware. We also did servers and networking and all that for businesses. I honestly didn't know too many people back then that had Macs. The only real advantage to them was the operating systems were easier. The down side was there wasn't as much software available. They also didn't mention other options that were available at the time. For instance if you were going to game or you were doing video work like a movie studio or animation they were normally using Amiga systems. And if you were doing engineering or scientific stuff there was Sun Micro Systems. Those were pretty expensive though and were normally purpose built with specific software. This was around the time BBS's were a thing, so no actual internet, but we were getting close. We had one of the largest BBS's in the area with I think 20 or so servers. To be honest I think it was mostly used for porn lmao.

  18. Andries Van Vuuren
    Andries Van Vuuren
    5 օր առաջ

    Be nice in 40 years some 25year old will be laughing at your vids😉😂😂

  19. Whiteout fpv
    Whiteout fpv
    5 օր առաջ

    I don't know if he meant to do this but sad RGB exists. however, unlike that computer sad RGB produces an astonishing 6 colors! These include dark slate blue, teal blue, May green, brass, metallic sunburst, and smokey topaz! Amazing!!

  20. Fwz Dev
    Fwz Dev
    6 օր առաջ

    oddly I couldn't understand what's so funny for you each time they open their mouth... I mean it's 1993 and you have no idea how good these computers were back then for me, i reacted " wow look how far did we go " for you its just about funny and making fun of them meanwhile 10 to 15 years from now someone else will make fun of you on some kinda new platform similar to youtube

  21. Jorlanjm
    Jorlanjm
    6 օր առաջ

    Still remember my first PC...Cyrix 486 DX- 33Mhz, 4MB RAM, 100MB HD, 3.5 FDD, 5.25 FDD, 256k Realtek Video Card, 15" VGA monitor...no sound card, no CD drive, no ethernet card LOL

  22. Ben Barnette
    Ben Barnette
    6 օր առաջ

    "bring in some experts.... linus as a kid shows up

  23. bernhard85
    bernhard85
    6 օր առաջ

    Oh man I remember chippy haha that little guy helped me out when I was in high school hahahaha

  24. bernhard85
    bernhard85
    6 օր առաջ

    Haha my 10yr old Toshiba laptop I used for work came with 4gb of ram and color screen and the internet for about 200$ hahaha

  25. AMM PLAYZ
    AMM PLAYZ
    6 օր առաջ

    clippys going to take you to the cleaners

  26. Kirsten Matthews
    Kirsten Matthews
    7 օր առաջ

    I'm really glad that we moved away from the stock color being that weird green beige. They used to get just so nasty so fast

  27. migchiel faber
    migchiel faber
    7 օր առաջ

    i remember paying 1000 for a 268

  28. Khairudin Anshari
    Khairudin Anshari
    7 օր առաջ

    Wendy`s hot, just sayin`

  29. Mictron Gaming
    Mictron Gaming
    8 օր առաջ

    Omg my gt710 is million times faster then these 5k dollar beasts😅😅

  30. Bill Finn
    Bill Finn
    8 օր առաջ

    Adjusted for inflation $5000 in 1993 would be $9200 now

  31. hengineer
    hengineer
    8 օր առաջ

    It's fun to laugh but this was a straight up changing of the culture. Half the issue was educating everyone what a computer would even do. And "price isn't everything" more often than not large businesses would own a computer.

  32. hengineer
    hengineer
    8 օր առաջ

    Look for Clevo resellers for the 5000 laptops. Eurocom, Avadirect, sager, Prostate, FalconNorthwest, etc... And you literally get desktops in a portable form factor. Who would need one? I used to sail as a Marine Engineer, so having a desktop replacement laptop made way more sense than a desktop PC.

  33. Oranje Tek
    Oranje Tek
    8 օր առաջ

    5:07 PC and Mac cost about the same now, but if you are stupid you should get a mac.

  34. Oranje Tek
    Oranje Tek
    8 օր առաջ

    Yes the good ol days when if you bought something, you got the whole thing then and there, games as a service bs

  35. JayBird
    JayBird
    8 օր առաջ

    Still have a nerd crush on Wendy.... Hope she did well in life.

  36. Josh m
    Josh m
    9 օր առաջ

    I'll just watch the episode myself so I don't have to listen to your in video ads

  37. Drew Romea
    Drew Romea
    9 օր առաջ

    “Well go ahead and play it and jump right in” Straight to a promo lmfao fail

  38. Redline Gaming
    Redline Gaming
    9 օր առաջ

    Great stuff

  39. Noah
    Noah
    9 օր առաջ

    Can't wait till someone 50 years from now watches this and laughs

  40. Alex LeFevre
    Alex LeFevre
    9 օր առաջ

    Packard Bell 486DX. Our first PC at home. 16MB RAM which my Dad would brag about to his friends and co-workers. Christmas 1994 I believe, give or take a year, he installed a cd-rom drive and sound card, and a few months later a matrox graphics card that could run some learning-focused games my mom wanted my brother and I to play. The sound blaster card required a finalization to the install, a dialog box that would pop up and be covered my program manager... After a week of knowing exactly what needed done (minimizing program manager and clicking ok), I snuck down stairs during a party, donning my 101 Dalmatian's night shirt, booted the pc and clicked the button. 28 years later, I'm a CS graduate and haven't ever wanted to do anything else!

  41. Daniel Gumprecht
    Daniel Gumprecht
    10 օր առաջ

    activate windows

  42. Aayush Lamichhane
    Aayush Lamichhane
    10 օր առաջ

    I want clippie

  43. ThriftJunkGaming
    ThriftJunkGaming
    10 օր առաջ

    If you aren't on HP-UX with a 2.4Ghz cray under the hood you literally cannot talk to me, CDE GANG FOR LIFE!

  44. Aayush Lamichhane
    Aayush Lamichhane
    10 օր առաջ

    Hahah Jocks on you I still use the IBM windows 98 laptop.

  45. Aayush Lamichhane
    Aayush Lamichhane
    10 օր առաջ

    90's : 16MB RAM AMD 2020 : 72MB L3

  46. Happy Farmer
    Happy Farmer
    11 օր առաջ

    does instagram have fine print?

  47. Joseph Hartsfield
    Joseph Hartsfield
    11 օր առաջ

    In 2043, someone's going to do a review your video and will laugh at how many gigs of RAM we think is needed for a computer...

  48. dj Victor Nova
    dj Victor Nova
    11 օր առաջ

    I thought I was being scammed with my 6 core laptop purchased... Lol

  49. brutalsavage. 1
    brutalsavage. 1
    12 օր առաջ

    😂

  50. imajeff Smith
    imajeff Smith
    12 օր առաջ

    14:11 When she says "Well it depends if you need your uh system to bark at you" it was because he asked if you need a Woofer or what kind of speakers. I'm confused why that seems to be cut out.

  51. Márk
    Márk
    13 օր առաջ

    Theres an activate windows sign, Kyle what are you doing. JUST ACTIVATE WINDOWS

  52. John Stauffer
    John Stauffer
    13 օր առաջ

    Lady:Tests PC with solitaire Me: Plays wolfenstein 3D on computer with half as much power lol

  53. John Stauffer
    John Stauffer
    13 օր առաջ

    My IBM PS/2 ran mandrake Linux lady lol

  54. John Stauffer
    John Stauffer
    13 օր առաջ

    1995 "You look for a store with a good reputation" 2021: "Everyone goes to walmart to buy computers" lol

  55. Ian
    Ian
    13 օր առաջ

    Fixed now isn't the same as fixed back than....which was when that idea was made....jeez. And imagine thinking you couldn't spend more than 3 hours in a 486 lol so many good games from that era.

  56. wjcraig78
    wjcraig78
    14 օր առաջ

    And the store used a Linux system seeing the Wyse Terminal. I loved using Wyse back then. I wish they’d let me hook one up at work to access our mainframe instead of taking a window up on my desktop

  57. 5D 2021
    5D 2021
    14 օր առաջ

    7:35 😂

  58. Firearm Fanatik
    Firearm Fanatik
    14 օր առաջ

    I lived through that era. we were one of the biggest technology recyclers in the USA and put more computers in hands of people volunteering than any other org in the USA.

  59. Micro Tasker
    Micro Tasker
    14 օր առաջ

    My RGB case lights have more colors than that Mac screen.

  60. Daybot
    Daybot
    15 օր առաջ

    All the negative beef against PCs aged well, look at all the ex Windows Phone users today.

  61. Bill Gamble
    Bill Gamble
    15 օր առաջ

    WITF REPRESENT!!

  62. Myk SJ
    Myk SJ
    16 օր առաջ

    well, thank god im just a baby back then in 1993 😁😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  63. Patrick Rosenbalm
    Patrick Rosenbalm
    17 օր առաջ

    Such self love. You will never be LTT.

  64. Some Thing
    Some Thing
    17 օր առաջ

    Laugh now guys, you have no idea of what you are living inside of right now.

  65. Bruce Vai
    Bruce Vai
    17 օր առաջ

    Why the sarcasm? In 1993 all that was cutting edge and the Computer Chronicles helped many people understand the new technology of that era. Mocking 30 year old technology in 2021 made you look weak and petty.

  66. Mark Anthony
    Mark Anthony
    18 օր առաջ

    I enjoyed computers way way more when I had to interact with DOS. Those days were awesome as a 6th grader. Enjoyed going to CompUSA, and copying games! I know its fun to watch and laugh, but think about it, it took 27 years to go up 1000x on capacity. Yet capabilities are parallel. What do computers do now that they didnt do then? Only difference is the Internet and its expansion. The real revolution was extending the computer and internet to handheld devices. Think of them as the children of the home computer. But they still dont do much more. Back in 1993 we thought we will have hologram computers by now.

  67. Hezekiah Carlisle
    Hezekiah Carlisle
    18 օր առաջ

    We launch a file and wait🤣🤣🤣

  68. Speaking Out
    Speaking Out
    18 օր առաջ

    Imagine we’ve only had this tech for approx 30 years, imagine 300. Is there a cap or will we really keep going?

  69. MrWildschwein
    MrWildschwein
    18 օր առաջ

    stfu zoomer

  70. G B
    G B
    18 օր առաջ

    Experts (laughter?) In the 80's, and to some extant in the early 90's, individuals with PCs (other than data input personnel) HAD to actually know something about their systems. Extended vs. Expanded memory, and optimization of one or the other....understanding and modification of CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT files, along with master of seeinigly arcane command line input ws necessary to advanced users. In short, you had to fully understand the hardware & software (often at the OS level) to make your system perform up to it's potential. You "young coding geniuses" should try your hand at ry & write a functional word processor (LOTUS,) or Word Processor (Wordstar,) for instance so to run efficiently in less than 640K of available memory. DON'T laugh at those of us who were pioneering this industry, decades before you were even born !!

  71. Matt M
    Matt M
    18 օր առաջ

    In computer terms, this is like watching someone from 2021 BC and not 1990 AD.

  72. Nick tan
    Nick tan
    18 օր առաջ

    I bet most of you were still a kid back then

  73. smilingmushroom32
    smilingmushroom32
    19 օր առաջ

    3:43 I was in suspense waiting for the phrase, "and viewers like you. Thank you."

  74. Coz Iii
    Coz Iii
    19 օր առաջ

    We had internet The military had it and we just had use to a small part which was not much.

  75. Coz Iii
    Coz Iii
    19 օր առաջ

    MAC all the way

  76. Chris Ayres
    Chris Ayres
    19 օր առաջ

    Owen =Simon Cowell before he hit the big time LOL

  77. Chris Ayres
    Chris Ayres
    19 օր առաջ

    Yeah i never heard of the Computer Chronicles until your video , now im hooked on it , Gary Kildall was a genius the man who could have been Bill Gates but he decided to go flying the day IBM execs wanted to meet him lol, so Bill being the sneaky bugger he is took the job and the rest is history.

  78. rusty gearbox nuts
    rusty gearbox nuts
    19 օր առաջ

    Let's record this 2 VHS cassette tape and go back to 1993 Show how future Looks Like

  79. Paddy Alles Random
    Paddy Alles Random
    19 օր առաջ

    Also 4, 8 or 16 for memory today? Isn't that more like 16, 32 or 64 with 16 kinda feeling like a bad idea?

  80. Paddy Alles Random
    Paddy Alles Random
    19 օր առաջ

    The good old days when you actually HAD to learn a few things before messing with computers.

    1. StuBotNYC
      StuBotNYC
      10 օր առաջ

      @Paddy Alles Random I used to do IT work and networking around 1990-94 at $120.00 an hour independently for graphic designer, textile silkscreen and ad producing agencies in the suburbs of NYC. The good old days. Cranking Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magic.

    2. Paddy Alles Random
      Paddy Alles Random
      13 օր առաջ

      @StuBotNYC Haha yeah. And when even as a kid you could make an easy 10 to 50 bucks just be re-installing Windows or re-attaching a harddrive cable.

    3. StuBotNYC
      StuBotNYC
      13 օր առաջ

      The good old days where if you knew how to make graphics or slide presentation or (gasp), 3d or video, you made more than doctors and lawyers.

  81. sup2320
    sup2320
    20 օր առաջ

    Yo, tell your girl to stop blowing up my phone.

  82. nowthatsjustducky
    nowthatsjustducky
    20 օր առաջ

    1993... I was still running an Apple IIGS with 1.25MB RAM, no hard drive, and a 56K modem. Internet was via Prairienet, the Freenet run by the Champaign County public libraries in Champaign, IL. It was text only, and you were auto logged off hourly, though you could get right back on immediately.

  83. nowthatsjustducky
    nowthatsjustducky
    20 օր առաջ

    1993? Those graphics were likely generated by some sort of Mac or Amiga. No super computer required.

  84. Dopedruide
    Dopedruide
    21 օր առաջ

    yeah the good old Trackball very good for playing Missile Command^^

  85. kriss3d
    kriss3d
    21 օր առաջ

    That's 2700$ today. You cn get a pretty damn good laptop for office use for that amount of money.

  86. Metal Fire Game Time
    Metal Fire Game Time
    21 օր առաջ

    The internet has been around since about the 70's. There wasn't much you could do on it though. I had my first email back in 1989. The first email to get successfully sent was on Dec 31, 1969 :)

  87. ElMariachi
    ElMariachi
    21 օր առաջ

    You can be impressed of all the progress that has been made.. but only retards laugh at older specs, because by doing so they prove not to know anything about history, development, reasons and effort.

  88. ElMariachi
    ElMariachi
    21 օր առաջ

    VGA is 640x480. SVGA is at least 800x600. And: Why flame at the guy? Apple is for idiots, it's just a fact..

  89. SandDeath24
    SandDeath24
    22 օր առաջ

    That one guy has such a powerful goatee.

  90. Milo Wing
    Milo Wing
    22 օր առաջ

    "1000 times more ram", you heathen I value that extra 24 times!

  91. mountain177
    mountain177
    22 օր առաջ

    To answer your question about what supercomouter was used to render those graphics, give a look at the scanimate machine. It was a purely analog machine used to make motion graphics from way back in the 80s all the way uo to the early 2000s. Its a seriously cool machine

  92. 789uknick
    789uknick
    22 օր առաջ

    Sorry clippy

  93. 789uknick
    789uknick
    22 օր առաջ

    I miss chippy on the pc wish they bring him back.

  94. Dronerise
    Dronerise
    22 օր առաջ

    Some youtuber in the future will laugh the same about your 32GB of RAM.

  95. Sean J
    Sean J
    23 օր առաջ

    Making me feel old, since I've seen this show live.

  96. Quentin Peele
    Quentin Peele
    23 օր առաջ

    Loved the “Don’t torrent,... it’s importa’nt” 😂🤣😉👍🏻

  97. Xellios
    Xellios
    23 օր առաջ

    I went down a "Computer Chronicles" rabbit hole several months ago. Their content is great. They have a video titled PC Gaming-2001 where they feature the mighty GeForce 3. I was a junior in high school when it came out. Its crazy how old that makes me feel.

  98. Kaushik SelvaKumar
    Kaushik SelvaKumar
    24 օր առաջ

    @8:09, hw said 2 mb of ram, we're talking gbs these days and even tbs

  99. RunningSniper85
    RunningSniper85
    24 օր առաջ

    "Not everyone can afford to shop at sears lady."

  100. Grog Grueslayer
    Grog Grueslayer
    24 օր առաջ

    Yes the internet wasn't accessable by regular people but we could get on BBSes to play games like Trade Wars, and LOD, download files, write messages on their message boards, or chat with the SysOp. I loved BBSes and owned a few when I was a teenager.