Computers & Mobile

Excellent video series “The Machine That Changed The World” spotted via True Films.

The Machine That Changed The World
WGBH Television and BBC 1992

Part 1: Great Brains
Part 2: Inventing the Future
Part 3: The Paperback Computer
Part 4: The Thinking Machine
Part 5: The World at Your Fingertips
Also available as a single BitTorrent file from

4 thoughts on ““The Machine That Changed The World”

  1. Thanks, Phil! I used to show this series when teaching Computer Organization & Architecture – it is a wonderful history! It not only shows the brilliance of the pioneers, but the critical intersection with circumstance & timing that often plays a role in bringing products to market and later to ubiquity.

  2. At 16 min 47 sec the narrator introduces Ada Countess of Lovelace and refers to her as the “first computer programer”. I wonder if this was Limor’s inspiration for Ladyada?

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