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Machine That Changed The World, The; Paperback Computer, The

11/05/1991


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Series
Machine That Changed The World, The
Program
Paperback Computer, The
Program Number

103

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

Program 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 in this program include:

Mitchell Kapor, Founder of Lotus Corporation Canon Tiller, Master of the Library, Hereford Cathedral Robert Taylor, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) 1970-1983 Theodore Holm Nelson, Author, “Computer Lib” Douglas Engelbart, Inventor, computer mouse Larry Tesler, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) 1973-1980 Alan Kay, Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) 1972-1980 Ted Hoff, Inventor, Intel Microprocessor Steve Jobs, Cofounder, Apple Computer Stephen Wozniak, Cofounder, Apple Computer Mark Markkula, Investor, Apple Computer Lee Felsenstein, Homebrew Computer Club Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft Corporation Anne Meyer, Center for Applied Special Tech. Dr. Henry Fuchs, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Dr. Jane richards, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Dr. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Written, produced and directed by Jon Palfreman, narrated by Will Lyman.

Duration

00:57:40

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Technology
Creators
Palfreman, Jon (Producer)
Hone, Robert (Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Paperback Computer, The,” 11/05/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3871436200F2439B87E483B55B3CC7D0.
MLA: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Paperback Computer, The.” 11/05/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3871436200F2439B87E483B55B3CC7D0>.
APA: Machine That Changed The World, The; Paperback Computer, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3871436200F2439B87E483B55B3CC7D0
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