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Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Alan Kay, 1990

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07/24/1990

Full-length interview with Alan Curtis Kay. 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. Alan Curtis Kay is an American computer scientist. He was an Apple Fellow at Apple Inc. in the 1980s and went on to be a Disney Fellow with Walt Disney Imagineering. Later jobs included Senior Fellow at Hawlett-Packard and founder of the Viewpoints Research Institute. Select metadata for this record was submitted by John Campopiano.


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Machine That Changed The World, The
Title

Interview with Alan Kay, 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

02:45:30

Asset Type

Raw video

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Computer software developers--United States
Microprocessors--United States--History
Interactive computing
Computer software--Development--United States
Computer software--Development--History
Information Technology
Personal computers
Kay, Alan Curtis, 1940-
Apple computer--History
Apple Computer
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Technology
Contributors
Kay, Alan Curtis, 1940- (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 Alan Kay, 1990,” 07/24/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9DC82D997454711A71B586E17D23119.
MLA: “Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Alan Kay, 1990.” 07/24/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9DC82D997454711A71B586E17D23119>.
APA: Machine That Changed The World, The; Interview with Alan Kay, 1990. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9DC82D997454711A71B586E17D23119
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