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The Machine That Changed The World


That would be the computer. This five-part series is a very entertaining history of the computer, what we expected from it, and how it came to be. The series stops before the internet, before the computer’s greatest influence, so one might say it’s is an incomplete history, but very good nonetheless. Appropriately the documentary is only available online.

— KK


The Machine That Changed The World
WGBH Television and BBC
Available at Viddler
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

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Posted October 23, 2008 at 5:00 am | comments

  • Great doc also!I watched it 2 time, great point of view.