imageContinuing now my exploration of The Computer Chronicles television series.

It’s the end of 1989 and Stewart and crew are discussing Christmas presents.  One of the hot new demos is of a system that allows the user to use gestures in front of a Nintendo Entertainment System gaming console, and have these gestures get translated into movements in the game.  It’s like Microsoft Kinect, but decades earlier!

Apparently the device was created by Broderbund.  Looks pretty neat!


uppercut! uppercut!

Another example of how everything in the computer industry was originally done decades ago, and we’re just working on perfecting it.  Download the full episode:


Did anyone actually buy one of these?  Leave a comment!

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