Macintosh software dating game
First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973(ABC Daytime)October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970(ABC primetime)September 10, 1973 – September 1974(Syndication)Second Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication)Third Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989(Syndication)Fourth Run September 9, 1996 –September 1999 (Syndication) The Dating Game is an ABC television show.
It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
In 1983, Apple was trying to get software developers excited about the new Mac platform and a new way of working with computers.
The You Tube video below shows highlights of an Apple event in which Steve Jobs plays the part of The Dating Game host Jim Lange, asking questions about software development to three software magnates -- Fred Gibbons of Software Publishing Company, Mitch Kapor of Lotus Development, and some guy named Bill Gates from Microsoft.
According to Hertzfeld, Jobs "went ballistic" when he found out. " But Bill Gates just stood there coolly, looking Steve directly in the eye, before starting to speak in his squeaky voice.This was especially true when the two shows entered syndication; in fact, in 1996 the revivals of both The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game were sold as a package called "The Dating-Newlywed Hour".The program was originally broadcast in black-and-white, but when a prime-time version began in October 1966, both it and the daytime version were broadcast in color; the daytime version thus became the first ABC daytime series to be broadcast in color on a regular basis.This is some classic video of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates from an Apple event in 1983.Steve Jobs hosted the “Macintosh Software Dating Game” with Bill Gates, Fred Gibbons, and Mitch Kapor.