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Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Mitch Kapor, 1990

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07/17/1990

Full-length interview with Mitchell David Kapor. Portions of this interview were featured in episodes from the WGBH/BBC Series, The Machine That Changed The World. The Machine That Changed The World was a five part series chronicling the personalities and events of the computer revolution. The program traced the history of the development of the computer to the modern personal computer, to future developments on the horizon. There was a focus on history of computers from 19th century to PC, present day applications, and future developments. Mitchell Kapor was a founder of the Lotus Development Corporation in 1982 with partner Jonathan Sachs. Mitchell also designed Lotus 1-2-3, a spreadsheet program that had a large following in the 1980s. Select metadata for this record was submitted by John Campopiano.


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Series
Machine That Changed The World, The
Title

Interview with Mitch Kapor, 1990

Series Description

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

Duration

01:15:46

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Lotus Development Corporation
Microprocessors--United States--History
Computer software--Development--United States
Kapor, Mitchell David
Personal Computers
Lotus 1-2-3
Information Technology
Computer software developers--United States
Interactive computing
Computer software--Development--History
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Technology
Contributors
Kapor, Mitchell David (Interviewee)
Publication Information
A WGBH Boston/BBC TV co-production in association with NDR Hamburg
Citation
Chicago: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Mitch Kapor, 1990,” 07/17/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E198C52126E4300B523C24B468F093F.
MLA: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Mitch Kapor, 1990.” 07/17/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E198C52126E4300B523C24B468F093F>.
APA: Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Mitch Kapor, 1990. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0E198C52126E4300B523C24B468F093F
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