The tape features a demo for the television show "Wired In." While the program never actually came to fruition, the footage and demos put together are an interesting look into the the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s.
0:00Copy video clip URL Color bars and tone.
0:18Copy video clip URL Footage of people at video game convention. Woman talks about communicating with dolphins via computers. The owner of an arcade calls arcade play “the first step” towards familiarization with computers. A middle-aged woman talks about being wary of technology, but having to accept it.
1:26Copy video clip URL Group of graphic designers talk about putting together computer graphics, and the role of computer graphics in movies. Another designer says, “The machine is not the answer.”
3:29Copy video clip URL Commercial for RCA Victor portable radios. (Some tracking problems near beginning of clip.)
4:26Copy video clip URL Demonstration of computer talking.
4:38Copy video clip URL Clip for music video “Get Down On It” using video effects.
5:09Copy video clip URL Man at convention shows “Bimbo the dancing clown,” an old-style amusement game. Various people demonstrate amusements at convention.
6:32Copy video clip URL People working at a Pac-Man plant.
7:12Copy video clip URL Executive talks about generating sales for the Pac Man machine.
7:29Copy video clip URL Arcade owner describes the electronic industry as a boom industry.
7:58Copy video clip URL A mother, playing video games with her son and husband, describes the arcade as merely a new step in teen amusement.
8:31Copy video clip URL Man introduces sped-up TV clips: “Say hello to a whole new way of watching.”
9:39Copy video clip URL Henry Kloss talks about the advent of video and VHS technology being as important as the invention of the printing press.
10:20Copy video clip URL End of tape.