ADAM computer on “The Nightlife Show”


Still from The Nightlife ShowKerry Decker’s “The Nightlife Show” was a cable television show based in Florida.  It may have been a public access show, but I can’t get a definitive answer.  Moving on…  Kerry was ALL about video: cameras, video cassette recorders, etc..  In September of 1986, he decided to do an episode about computers, but not just ANY computer, the Coleco ADAM computer.   The first time I watched this video, I wasn’t sure what to make of it; he starts out saying that he hates computers.  As someone who is fond of computers, those words cut me like a knife.  I kept watching.  Eventually, Kerry talks about a computer that is easy to use and understand, a computer to make people hate computers less.  The ADAM computer.  Sadly, this video is incomplete.  The original tape is lost and gone forever and what he have left is an incomplete episode.  Shame.  I would have like to have seen what else he had to say regarding the computer that this blog is about.  Please watch.