A novice computer user is introduced into the world of contemporary personal computers including basic principles and applications.
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In this series, computer neophyte, Billy Van, is guided by host, Luba Goy, to personal computers. He learns about basic principles of computers through demonstrations of various hardware and software, interviews of computer professionals and animated sequences explaining the more abstract concepts. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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1983 (Canada) See more »

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One of the sponsors of the show was the NABU Network, whose logo appears at the beginning and end of every episode. NABU shut down in 1988, yet the station never removed the logo from the show. See more »

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Followed by Bits and Bytes 2 (1991) See more »

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Excellent primer on then cutting-edge PC use
15 November 2006 | by BryanEkersSee all my reviews

I learned VisiCalc (and by extension, Lotus and Excel) from this show.

Billy Van played dumb but not dopey, hitting the perfect mix of curiosity and eagerness without being irritatingly obtuse. Luba Goy, an "Air Farce" veteran even then, played the role of instructor straight, with patience and authority, like you'd get from a non-patronizing teacher.

Just as I seek to relive my youth by running the original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple emulator, I'd really like to see this show rebroadcast or on DVD. It might be disappointing through my jaded adult eyes, but it'd still be a hoot to listen to Luba giving tips on the proper care of 5.25" floppy disks.


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