In 1982, I was a junior in high school. I’d learned Fortran, but also had spent plenty of time in the darkroom (yes, prints, chemicals, red light, and all). And only a few years before, I’d been delivering newspapers on my 10-speed. The advances in information technology since those days have been amazing — but not as amazing as our first halting steps, as beautifully captured in this video, from a time when “Owns Home Computer” was an interesting way to describe someone:
A footnote: David Cole, the San Francisco Examiner editor seen in this piece, is still active in the field of technology and newspapers.