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Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

Art: History of Development May 27, 2009

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Art: History of Development

Art: History of Development (Media Mechanics/Asiatronics) is reportedly the first in a series of educational multimedia titles from this Russian publisher. This CD-ROM makes us hope there’s still time to reconsider and reconstruct future titles (more…)


SkyTrip America May 14, 2009

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History & Mythology

SkyTrip America

Discovery Channel Multimedia has taken a collection of articles on American history, added some narration and video, and linked it all up via a fancy 3D interface (more…)


Who Built America’ May 11, 2009

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History & Mythology

Who Built America?

Who Built America? (The Voyager Co.) ports the book of the same name to CD-ROM, adding plenty of strong supplementary material in the bargain. The subject is America from 1876 (the Centennial) to 1914 (the War), covering such disparate topics as politics, saloons, organized labor, and suffragists (more…)


History Through Art: The Baroque May 9, 2009

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History Through Art: The Baroque

History Through Art: The Baroque, and History Through Art: The Twentieth Century, both from ZCI Publishing Inc., have identical features – the same easy install, the same interface, the same features throughout (more…)


America Rock May 2, 2009

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America Rock

Remember School House Rock, those low-budget, jazzy animations that ran on Saturday mornings, those brief interludes of educational fanfare that played in the chinks of time between Hanna Barbera cartoons? Well, that old ABC educational gimmick is becoming trendy (more…)


Twelve Roads to Gettysburg April 30, 2009

History & Mythology

Twelve Roads to Gettysburg

Twelve Roads to Gettysburg (TDC Interactive/Queue) is an interesting disc that misses an opportunity to be outstanding. It’s packed with an enormous amount of well organized, well written information (more…)


American Journey: The Hispanic American Experience April 29, 2009

History & Mythology

American Journey: The Hispanic American Experience

American Journey: The Hispanic American Experience (Primary Source Media) is a collection of pictures, text, and audio clips concerning the history of Hispanics from the 1500s to the present day (more…)