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Machine That Changed The World, The


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Machine That Changed The World, The
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Five part series chronicling the personalities and events of the computer revolution. Program traces the history of development of computer to the modern personal computer, to future developments on the horizon. Focus on history of computers from 19th century to PC, present day applications, and future developments. Featured participants include J. Presper Eckert; Thomas Watson, Jr; Steve Wozniak; Steve Jobs; William H. Gates; Marvin Minsky; Mitchell Kapor. Narrated by Will Lyman.

101: Giant Brains; 102: Inventing the Future; 103: The Paperback Computer; 104: The Thinking Machine; 105: The World at Your Fingertips. Series release date: 1992

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Machine That Changed The World, The,” 02/10/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0998E32A26994FBF9906011C7E8F7052.
MLA: “Machine That Changed The World, The.” 02/10/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0998E32A26994FBF9906011C7E8F7052>.
APA: Machine That Changed The World, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0998E32A26994FBF9906011C7E8F7052
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