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I recently discovered that AMworlds has full episodes of the old TV series "Computer Chronicles." I thought it would be fun to react to their "How to Buy a Computer" episode which originally aired in 1993! Nostalgia incoming!!
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  • 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

    BitwitBitwit3 ամիս առաջ
    • Fuckin lovely video , Ahhh , can you do more of these please

      Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
    • @brutalhonesty07 Give it another year lol. ❤

      Goldie McKernanGoldie McKernanԱմիս առաջ
    • Goldie McKernan well it ain’t over 9000! Yet. Not impressed

      brutalhonesty07brutalhonesty07Ամիս առաջ
    • Holy cannoli. Did you say A THOUSAND TIMES more capacity????

      Goldie McKernanGoldie McKernanԱմիս առաջ
    • Proud to say I never joined the Apple cult.

      Goldie McKernanGoldie McKernanԱմիս առաջ
  • What the hell are they on about... This must be what normal people think when we talk

    Adam CrockettAdam Crockett3 ժամ առաջ
  • I actually think this conversation took place in 1994. Friend; "Seagate just came out with a one Gig hard drive." Me: "What the will you do with that, you'll never use all that." Friend: "Yea, I know, Crazy huh?" and both of us shake our heads in amazement. And we were both computer sciences geeks.

    The Mad HatterThe Mad Hatter7 ժամ առաջ
  • Meanwhile on his PC. (Activate Windows now) 9:30 mark.😂

    BonkeyableBonkeyable10 ժամ առաջ
  • I wonder what would happen if you brought one of your PC’s back in time and told them your specs

    Whyhateon YoshiWhyhateon Yoshi16 ժամ առաջ
  • Not much has changed since the 90’s... still taking about computer specs, peripherals, and people laughing at yesterday’s systems.

    maxvideodromemaxvideodromeՕր առաջ
  • Wendy Kreygasm

    LiveDark ViralesLiveDark ViralesՕր 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

    Mr. DapperMr. Dapper2 օր առաջ
  • Sorry but the interruptions with MORONIC comments ...

    Virgil J JacasVirgil J Jacas3 օր առաջ
  • Never in Chicago back then.

    Virgil J JacasVirgil J Jacas3 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.

    DurganDurgan3 օր առաջ
  • Omg I remember having one of thoughs computers xD

    Amaya Miu / MusicMix39Amaya Miu / MusicMix394 օր առաջ
  • ...not sure what's funny here. It's like comparing a Game and Watch to the Switch...

    Roronoa ZoroRoronoa Zoro4 օր առաջ
  • Great channel ... for the computer geeks like me.

    Ramon AlvaradoRamon Alvarado5 օր առաջ
  • I saw that vid a week ago lol

    Gamer boy And gamer girlGamer boy And gamer girl5 օր առաջ
  • I thought he said grandpa's pacemaker

    Cj SmithCj Smith5 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....

    Made in the USAMade in the USA5 օր առաջ
  • Hmmm... My MacBook Pro is more expensive than that PowerBook?

    grapesofwrath1984grapesofwrath19845 օր առաջ
  • "Battery life was pretty abysmal back then" Me sitting with my laptop only just getting an hour out of one charge...

    CharlieSuperCharlieSuper5 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

    SteveMcQueenclassiccarracer HolgateSteveMcQueenclassiccarracer Holgate6 օր առաջ
  • ""Don't copy that floppy", we need a updated phase" You wouldn't download a car.

    DahriusArtDahriusArt7 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.

    Paul MohrPaul Mohr7 օր առաջ
  • Be nice in 40 years some 25year old will be laughing at your vids😉😂😂

    Andries Van VuurenAndries Van Vuuren7 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!!

    Whiteout fpvWhiteout fpv7 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

    Fwz DevFwz Dev7 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

    JorlanjmJorlanjm7 օր առաջ
  • "bring in some experts.... linus as a kid shows up

    Ben BarnetteBen Barnette7 օր առաջ
  • Oh man I remember chippy haha that little guy helped me out when I was in high school hahahaha

    bernhard85bernhard857 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

    bernhard85bernhard857 օր առաջ
  • clippys going to take you to the cleaners

    AMM PLAYZAMM PLAYZ7 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

    Kirsten MatthewsKirsten Matthews8 օր առաջ
  • i remember paying 1000 for a 268

    migchiel fabermigchiel faber8 օր առաջ
  • Wendy`s hot, just sayin`

    Khairudin AnshariKhairudin Anshari9 օր առաջ
  • Omg my gt710 is million times faster then these 5k dollar beasts😅😅

    Mictron GamingMictron Gaming9 օր առաջ
  • Adjusted for inflation $5000 in 1993 would be $9200 now

    Bill FinnBill Finn9 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.

    hengineerhengineer9 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.

    hengineerhengineer9 օր առաջ
  • 5:07 PC and Mac cost about the same now, but if you are stupid you should get a mac.

    Oranje TekOranje Tek9 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

    Oranje TekOranje Tek9 օր առաջ
  • Still have a nerd crush on Wendy.... Hope she did well in life.

    JayBirdJayBird10 օր առաջ
  • I'll just watch the episode myself so I don't have to listen to your in video ads

    Josh mJosh m10 օր առաջ
  • “Well go ahead and play it and jump right in” Straight to a promo lmfao fail

    Drew RomeaDrew Romea10 օր առաջ
  • Great stuff

    Redline GamingRedline Gaming10 օր առաջ
  • Can't wait till someone 50 years from now watches this and laughs

    NoahNoah10 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!

    Alex LeFevreAlex LeFevre10 օր առաջ
  • activate windows

    Daniel GumprechtDaniel Gumprecht11 օր առաջ
  • I want clippie

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 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!

    ThriftJunkGamingThriftJunkGaming11 օր առաջ
  • Hahah Jocks on you I still use the IBM windows 98 laptop.

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
  • 90's : 16MB RAM AMD 2020 : 72MB L3

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
  • does instagram have fine print?

    Happy FarmerHappy Farmer12 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...

    Joseph HartsfieldJoseph Hartsfield13 օր առաջ
  • I thought I was being scammed with my 6 core laptop purchased... Lol

    dj Victor Novadj Victor Nova13 օր առաջ
  • 😂

    brutalsavage. 1brutalsavage. 113 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.

    imajeff Smithimajeff Smith14 օր առաջ
  • Theres an activate windows sign, Kyle what are you doing. JUST ACTIVATE WINDOWS

    MárkMárk14 օր առաջ
  • Lady:Tests PC with solitaire Me: Plays wolfenstein 3D on computer with half as much power lol

    John StaufferJohn Stauffer15 օր առաջ
  • My IBM PS/2 ran mandrake Linux lady lol

    John StaufferJohn Stauffer15 օր առաջ
  • 1995 "You look for a store with a good reputation" 2021: "Everyone goes to walmart to buy computers" lol

    John StaufferJohn Stauffer15 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.

    IanIan15 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

    wjcraig78wjcraig7815 օր առաջ
  • 7:35 😂

    5D 20215D 202115 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.

    Firearm FanatikFirearm Fanatik15 օր առաջ
  • My RGB case lights have more colors than that Mac screen.

    Micro TaskerMicro Tasker16 օր առաջ
  • All the negative beef against PCs aged well, look at all the ex Windows Phone users today.

    DaybotDaybot16 օր առաջ
  • WITF REPRESENT!!

    Bill GambleBill Gamble17 օր առաջ
  • well, thank god im just a baby back then in 1993 😁😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

    Myk SJMyk SJ17 օր առաջ
  • Such self love. You will never be LTT.

    Patrick RosenbalmPatrick Rosenbalm18 օր առաջ
  • Laugh now guys, you have no idea of what you are living inside of right now.

    Some ThingSome Thing18 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.

    Bruce VaiBruce Vai19 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.

    Mark AnthonyMark Anthony19 օր առաջ
  • We launch a file and wait🤣🤣🤣

    Hezekiah CarlisleHezekiah Carlisle19 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?

    Speaking OutSpeaking Out19 օր առաջ
  • stfu zoomer

    MrWildschweinMrWildschwein19 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 !!

    G BG B19 օր առաջ
  • In computer terms, this is like watching someone from 2021 BC and not 1990 AD.

    Matt MMatt M19 օր առաջ
  • I bet most of you were still a kid back then

    Nick tanNick tan20 օր առաջ
  • 3:43 I was in suspense waiting for the phrase, "and viewers like you. Thank you."

    smilingmushroom32smilingmushroom3220 օր առաջ
  • We had internet The military had it and we just had use to a small part which was not much.

    Coz IiiCoz Iii20 օր առաջ
  • MAC all the way

    Coz IiiCoz Iii20 օր առաջ
  • Owen =Simon Cowell before he hit the big time LOL

    Chris AyresChris Ayres20 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.

    Chris AyresChris Ayres20 օր առաջ
  • Let's record this 2 VHS cassette tape and go back to 1993 Show how future Looks Like

    rusty gearbox nutsrusty gearbox nuts20 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?

    Paddy Alles RandomPaddy Alles Random21 օր առաջ
  • The good old days when you actually HAD to learn a few things before messing with computers.

    Paddy Alles RandomPaddy Alles Random21 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.

      StuBotNYCStuBotNYC11 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.

      Paddy Alles RandomPaddy Alles Random15 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.

      StuBotNYCStuBotNYC15 օր առաջ
  • Yo, tell your girl to stop blowing up my phone.

    sup2320sup232022 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.

    nowthatsjustduckynowthatsjustducky22 օր առաջ
  • 1993? Those graphics were likely generated by some sort of Mac or Amiga. No super computer required.

    nowthatsjustduckynowthatsjustducky22 օր առաջ
  • yeah the good old Trackball very good for playing Missile Command^^

    DopedruideDopedruide22 օր առաջ
  • That's 2700$ today. You cn get a pretty damn good laptop for office use for that amount of money.

    kriss3dkriss3d22 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 :)

    Metal Fire Game TimeMetal Fire Game Time22 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.

    ElMariachiElMariachi22 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..

    ElMariachiElMariachi22 օր առաջ
  • That one guy has such a powerful goatee.

    SandDeath24SandDeath2423 օր առաջ
  • "1000 times more ram", you heathen I value that extra 24 times!

    Milo WingMilo Wing23 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

    mountain177mountain17723 օր առաջ
  • Sorry clippy

    789uknick789uknick23 օր առաջ
  • I miss chippy on the pc wish they bring him back.

    789uknick789uknick23 օր առաջ
  • Some youtuber in the future will laugh the same about your 32GB of RAM.

    DroneriseDronerise24 օր առաջ
  • Making me feel old, since I've seen this show live.

    Sean JSean J24 օր առաջ
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