“Computer Show” is my new favorite thing. An apparent spoof on PBS’s infamous “Computer Chronicles,” the YouTube series takes place in 1983 but features guests from the present-day wowing awkward hosts with incredible technology we take for granted.
It’s hilarious, if only because it masters the early-’80s public access TV graphics and production quality so flawlessly. On the first episode, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian attempts to explain the difference between a computer club and the bile factory that the front page of the internet has become. What a difference 30 years makes.
The second episode is even better: