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Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Larry Tesler, 1992

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01/01/1992

Full-length interview with Larry Tesler. 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. Larry (formally Lawrence Gordon) Tesler is a computer scientist who has worked at Xerox PARC, Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Inc. & Yahoo! Inc. He was at Xerox PARC from 1973-1980 where he implemented the Copy and Paste feature. While at Apple Inc. in the 1980s he worked on the Lisa team, the precursor to the development of the Macintosh. Select metadata for this record was submitted by John Campopiano.


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Series
Machine That Changed The World, The
Title

Interview with Larry Tesler, 1992

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

01:45:15

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Tesler, Larry (Lawrence Gordon)
Computer software developers--United States
Information Technology
Xerox Corporation
Microprocessors--United States--History
Apple computer--History
Computer software--Development--History
Macintosh
Computer software--Development--United States
Lisa
Xerox PARC
Personal computers
Apple Computer
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Technology
Contributors
Tesler, Larry (Lawrence Gordon) (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 Larry Tesler, 1992,” 01/01/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_68EC0BDF4C59474F80F6A9E7222A5943.
MLA: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Larry Tesler, 1992.” 01/01/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_68EC0BDF4C59474F80F6A9E7222A5943>.
APA: Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Larry Tesler, 1992. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_68EC0BDF4C59474F80F6A9E7222A5943
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