Friday, October 09, 2009

The Machine that Changed the World

Produced by WGBH Boston, and first aired in 1992 (I recorded it on VHS and actually still have it)--this is an incredible documentary. It's ironic because it was just the tip of the iceberg and profiles the technology that makes this post possible. It's seems so dated now, yet is still so insightful.

Luckily someone put it on Google videos.

I highly recommend watching it--even as long as it is. It not only tells the history of the computer, it kinda implies amazing foresight in the future of the computer that lead the the present internet. It even implies some ideas in the future that we have yet to see.

It's narrated by the famous Frontline narrator, Will Lyman. It's well written and and an amazing educational experience.


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