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“The Machine That Changed The World”

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. Lon says:

    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. Spikenzie says:

    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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