Eric from Beaverton, OrThis page says "In the early 1980s computers were large, impersonal, incommunicative things and not many could have foreseen their use as a vehicle for communicating with others." The first dial-up computer bulletin board was CBBS, the software was written by Ward Christiansen in 1978. It was designed to be a computerized message system, I believe for a computer club he and his friend Randy Suess belonged to. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CBBS Dial-up computer bulletin board systems were very popular in the 80s through the mid-90s until the internet became popular. Also, some forms of email were around in time-sharing computer systems in the 60s.
Annabelle from Eugene, OrIsn't this one also done by Zapp and Roger? Or am I thinking of same title, different song?
Michael Martarano from New Haven, CtMost definitely one of my all time favorite songs.
The album Computerwelt is notable for it's early use Digital instruments instead of the standard Analog of the day and also for incorporating 8 bit samples of consumer electronics. A technique which had not seen much use until the current Circuit Bending trend in Electronic Music of the late 1990s and 2000s.
As mentioned before Computerliebe is a prophetic song about finding love via the computer. Another 80s song that shares a similar prophecy is Kate Bush's 'Deeper Understanding' which deals with computer addiction.
Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."