847 N. HOLLYWOOD WY
BURBANK, CA 91505
Their programmer/service contact was named Bruce, (initials BAM) but we don't have a last name.
There were two guys who ran this Future Dimensions (one of them might have been named Jess), but they were a couple of middle-aged sales types who were latching onto the computer thing as their next play while Bruce was the "nerd."
Google is giving me exactly nothing relevant (at least not the way I'm searching it).
Has anyone ever heard of this early 1980s local Burbank servicer or reseller of computers?
He once wrote this program to run on login of their Point 4 IRIS system. He also often commented his programs as the author as BAM.
10 DIM A$,B$
20 IF ERR 0 GOTO 40
30 INPUT ""A$
40 PRINT "\207\\233\*\215\\215\\215\\215\\215\\215\\215\\21 5\\215";
41 PRINT "CHUCK, THE LOCATION REPORT IS READY."
42 PRINT "ALSO, THE MODEL REPORT IS READY"
50 PRINT "\215\PLEASE CALL ME. BRUCE. TYPE '0' TO GET OUT OF THIS ";
60 INPUT A$
70 IF A$="0" CHAIN "VM."
80 GOTO 40
We have ruled this connection out:
From Lenny Lipton's page:
"Chris Condon, the president of StereoVision International (which was a Burbank-based supplier of stereoscopic optics for the motion picture film industry), and StereoGraphics formed a venture called Future Dimensions"
I've posted on that site and asked if there is a connection.
"Chris and I created a venture called Future Visions. I ran across the logo recently. FUTURE DIMENSIONS was in drop shadow type with the shadows trailing off to infinity."
3-D Filmmakers: Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures
3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema
There is no connection here. It's videography/filmography, not computers, and back in the early '80s, those still were very different things. The owners of our Point 4 IRIS confirm this. These are not the guys, and it's not the same shop.
Yes, it's Burbank (maybe), it's the early 1980s, and it's the name Future Dimensions, but that's all more of a coincidence.
We've posted this question on vcfed.org here.
And on the CCTalk mailing list here.