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Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Robert Lucky, 1991

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03/04/1991

Full-length interview with Robert Wendell Lucky. 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. Program traces the history of the development of the 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. Robert Lucky is an electrical engineer and inventor who worked at Telcordia Technologies, formally Bell Communications Research, Inc., and Bell Laboratories. He is the inventor of the adaptive equalizer, which automatically adapts to the time-varying properties of the communication channel. Select metadata for this record was submitted by John Campopiano.


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Machine That Changed The World, The
Title

Interview with Robert Lucky, 1991

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

01:19:40

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Personal Computers
Lucky, Robert Wayne
Information Technology
Computer software--Development--United States
Adaptive Equalizer
Microprocessors--United States--History
Communication Channel
Computer software developers--United States
Computer software--Development--History
Interactive Computing
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Technology
Contributors
Lucky, Robert Wayne (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 Robert Lucky, 1991,” 03/04/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A77C972F922248CB81348270B1FA8AE2.
MLA: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Robert Lucky, 1991.” 03/04/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A77C972F922248CB81348270B1FA8AE2>.
APA: Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Robert Lucky, 1991. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A77C972F922248CB81348270B1FA8AE2
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