“It’s not tough to use a computer!”
Everything is Terrible recently featured a video of chopped up VHS footage taken from an early 1990s educational series of training tapes titled The Komputer Tutor. The show’s first tape is called “Komputer Kindergarten” and it’s hosted by its creator, Kim Komando, who teaches the finer points of Computer Basics, DOS 6.0, and Microsoft Word. To this day, Phoenix-based Komando is still very active in tech instruction and is host to The Kim Komando Show, described as “America’s Biggest Syndicated weekend talk radio show about everything digital.”
Kim’s weekly three-hour call-in talk radio show is heard (via her own national radio network called WestStar) on over 470 stations. In addition, she does a Digital Minute radio feature five days a week; has written ten books about life in the digital age; sends out close to 10 million e-mail newsletters weekly; and authors a widely syndicated newspaper column, which also runs in USA Today.com. She does all of this, while raising a son and operating a growing media empire, with her husband and associate, Barry Young.