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Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Bill Gates, 1990

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11/20/1990

Full-length interview with Bill Gates. Bill Gates is the co-founder of the software company, Microsoft. 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. Bill Gates is the co-founder of the software company, Microsoft. In this interview, Gates talks about how the introduction of the microprocessor ushered in a new era for computers. He also discusses limitations of developing software that has to function on different hardware. Select metadata for this record was submitted by John Campopiano.


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Machine That Changed The World, The
Title

Interview with Bill Gates, 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

00:44:03

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Computer software--Development--History
Personal Computers
Information Technology
Computer software developers--United States
Gates, Bill, 1955-
Microprocessors--United States--History
Computer software--Development--United States
Microsoft Corporation
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Technology
Contributors
Gates, Bill, 1955- (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 Bill Gates, 1990,” 11/20/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7C97C4381B7849D791CD357588C2FE89.
MLA: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Bill Gates, 1990.” 11/20/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7C97C4381B7849D791CD357588C2FE89>.
APA: Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Bill Gates, 1990. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7C97C4381B7849D791CD357588C2FE89
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