[SIGCIS-Members] History of Computing videos - by theme

Dag Spicer dspicer at computerhistory.org
Thu Feb 4 10:25:58 PST 2021


Here are the Museum’s movies by theme/topic:

Narrated/Produced Pieces for Broad Audience


  1.
False Dawn: The Babbage Engine<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/calculators/1/51/2205> [5:37]
  2.
Human Computers<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/calculators/1/65/2209> [5:15]
  3.
IBM Ever Onward<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/punched-cards/2/12/2211> [4:04]
  4.
Who Invented the Computer?<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/91/2214> [4:55]
  5.
Colossus: Breaking the Code<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/82/2218> [5:39]
  6.
History of Databases<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/memory-storage/8/265/2207> [5:29]
  7.
Digital Dark Age<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/memory-storage/8/325/2208> [4:21]
  8.
Art of Writing Software<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-art-of-programming/9/357/2216> [9:17]
  9.
The Cray Way<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/supercomputers/10/7/2206> [6:01]
  10.
The Silicon Engine<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/272/2217> [8:45]
  11.
Artificial Intelligence<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/artificial-intelligence-robotics/13/290/2215>  [8:53]
  12.
When a Bit Became a Pixel<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/artifact/2398> [11:46]
  13.
Story of SpaceWar!<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/computer-games/16/189/2213> [4:14]
  14.
Roots of Microsoft<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/personal-computers/17/305/2212> [5:38]
  15.
Navigating Knowledge: Hypertext Pioneers <https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/supercomputers/10/7/2206> [5:36]
  16.
Birth of the World Wide Web<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-web/20/385/2221> [5:55]
  17.
Dot Com Boom and Bust<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-web/20/394/2222> [9:30]


Calculators

  1.
The Antikythera Mechanism<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/calculators/1/42/2249> [6:06]
  2.
Texas Instruments and the Marketing of the Datamath Calculator, Charles Phipps<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/calculators/1/63/2250> [2:26]

Punched Cards

  1.
The IBM Punched Card<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/punched-cards/2/211/2251> [3:01]
  2.
Bill Worthington: What is a Punched Card?<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/punched-cards/2/211/2252> [3:14]
  3.
Ellis D. Kropotchev Silent Film: The Punched Card<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/punched-cards/2/211/2253> [2:03]

Analog Computers

  1.
Arthur Porter: A Great Educational Tool<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/artifact/144/2254> Differential Analyzer [1:27]
  2.
The UCLA Differential Analyzer<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/analog-computers/3/143/2393> [00:48]
  3.
Tim Robinson: Integration and Differential Equations<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/artifact/144/2255> [3:52]

Birth of the Computer

  1.
John Mauchly: ENIAC Reliability<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/80/2256> [1:46]
  2.
J. Presper Eckert: Little Pink Lights<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/80/2257> [1:34]
  3.
Jean Bartik: ENIAC’s Programmers<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/78/2258> [2:16]
  4.
John Brainerd: What is ENIAC?<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/80/2259> [3:32]
  5.
Tom Kilburn: The Manchester Baby<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/87/2373> [2:13]
  6.
Early Innovators: Konrad Zuse<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/83/2370> [1:35]
  7.
Early Innovators: Howard Aiken<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/83/2372> [3:55]
  8.
Early Innovators: George Stibitz<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/83/2371> [2:18]
  9.
Universe of Numbers: What is the Stored Program<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/birth-of-the-computer/4/87/2375> [1:39]

Early Computer Companies

  1.
Bob Beck: Bendix G15 Users<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/early-computer-companies/5/115/2262> [1:46]
  2.
Harry Huskey: Designing the Bendix G15<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/early-computer-companies/5/115/2261> [1:55]
  3.
LEO: The Automatic Office<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/early-computer-companies/5/110/2260> [5:44]

Real-Time Computing

  1.
Whirlwind: Making Electrons Count<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/real-time-computing/6/123/2263> [1:58]
  2.
Jay Forrester: Whirlwind’s Origins<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/real-time-computing/6/123/2264> [1:42]
  3.
Bob Everett: Whirlwind’s Applications<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/real-time-computing/6/123/2266> [00:59]
  4.
NASA Apollo 11 Highlights<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/real-time-computing/6/129/2267> [2:17]
  5.
Richard Egan: Who Worked on the Apollo Guidance Computer?<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/real-time-computing/6/129/2269> [2:07]
  6.
Eldon Hall: Where was the Guidance Computer in the Apollo Spacecraft?<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/real-time-computing/6/129/2268> [2:06]

Programming

  1.
Don Knuth: The Art of Programming, Recovering Errors<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-art-of-programming/9/357/2277> [00:56]
  2.
Jamie Zawinski: The Art of Programming, About Style<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-art-of-programming/9/357/2278> [1:24]

Mainframes

  1.
Gene Amdahl: The Amdahl Business Plan<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mainframe-computers/7/169/2271> [5:50]
  2.
Bob Evans: Clearing the Way for the IBM 360<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mainframe-computers/7/162/2272> [3:15]
  3.
Fred Brooks: Birth of IBM 360<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mainframe-computers/7/162/2270> [7:07]
  4.
Excerpts from RCA’s Decade of Difference, IBM Competitors<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mainframe-computers/7/169/2273> [1:15]

Memory & Storage

  1.
The Search at San Jose, IBM Disk Drive<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/memory-storage/8/238/2274> [1:47]
  2.
Albert Hoagland: RAMAC Innovation and Legacy<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/memory-storage/8/233/2275> [1:45]
  3.
Alan Shugart: About the Floppy Disk<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/memory-storage/8/261/2276> [1:44]

Supercomputers

  1.
Introducing IBM Stretch<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/supercomputers/10/30/2279> [4:19]
  2.
Gordon Bell: Three Phases of Supercomputing<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/supercomputers/10/23/2282> [2:05]
  3.
Gary Smaby: Cray and the Cold War<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/supercomputers/10/22/2280> [1:23]
  4.
Seymour Cray: The Challenge of Supercomputer Design<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/supercomputers/10/22/2281> [4:15]

Minicomputers

  1.
DEC Digital: From the Beginning<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/minicomputers/11/335/2283> [4:50]
  2.
The HP Way, All the People<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/minicomputers/11/337/2284> [2:00]

Digital Logic

  1.
The Story of the Intel 4004<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/285/2285> [3:08]
  2.
Marketing Wars: Intel X86, 3 Stages of War<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/330/2286> [1:45]
  3.
Marketing Wars: Intel x86<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/330/2287> [00:57]
  4.
Marketing Wars: Zilog Z8000<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/330/2289> [1:34]
  5.
Marketing Wars: IBM PC Decision<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/330/2290> [2:52]
  6.
Microprocessor Stories: Four-Phase Systems AL1<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/282/2291> [1:52]
  7.
Microprocessor Stories: Motorola MC 6800<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/330/2292> [1:57]
  8.
Microprocessor Stories: Zilog Z80<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/330/2293> [1:53]
  9.
Microprocessor Stories: Advanced Micro Devices AM 2901<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/330/2294> [2:01]
  10.
From Sand to Silicon: Integrated Circuit Design and Manufacturing<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/digital-logic/12/288/2220> [5:11]

Computer Graphics, Music & Art

  1.
Max Mathews: Computer Synthesis Sound<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/computer-graphics-music-and-art/15/222/2304> [2:47]
  2.
John Chowning: FM Synthesis<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/computer-graphics-music-and-art/15/224/2305> [4:31]
  3.
Harold Cohen and AARON: Ray Kurzeil Interviews<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/computer-graphics-music-and-art/15/231/2306> [2:22]

Input/Output

  1.
Chuck Thacker: Why The Xerox Alto?<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/347/2295> [00:31]
  2.
Chuck Thacker: Dover Prints Anything<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/351/2298> [00:50]
  3.
Chuck Thacker: PARC’s First Laser Printer<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/351/2297> [1:33]
  4.
Chuck Thacker: Xerox Altos in the White House<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/347/2296> [00:20]
  5.
Charles Simonyi: WSYIWIG<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/347/2299> [1:09]
  6.
Adele Goldberg: About Smalltalk<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/347/2301> [1:00]
  7.
Adele Goldberg: Bean Bags and PARC<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/348/2300> [00:40]
  8.
Xerox PARC’s Commercial for the Ethernet<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/networking/19/381/2324> Office System of the Future  [00:57]
  9.
Doug Engelbart: Mouse Demo<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/350/2302> [2:12]
  10.
Gary Starkweather: The Eureka Moment<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/351/2303> First Laser Printer [1:25]

Games

  1.
Al Alcorn: Atari in the Beginning<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/computer-games/16/185/2307> [3:26]
  2.
Ralph Baer and The Story of Odyssey<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/computer-games/16/190/2308> [3:05]
  3.
Will Wright: Probability Space, Possibility Space<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/computer-games/16/201/2309> [3:31]

Personal Computers

  1.
Forrest Mims and the Altair 8800<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/personal-computers/17/312/2310> [00:44]
  2.
Steve Wozniak: The Homebrew Computer Club and the Apple I<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/personal-computers/17/312/2312> [1:13]
  3.
Len Shustek, Lee Felsenstein: The Homebrew Computer Club <https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/personal-computers/17/312/2311> [5:12]
  4.
PC Software: Bob Frankston<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/personal-computers/17/305/2314> The Visicalc Grid [00:38]
  5.
PC Software: Dan Brickli<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/personal-computers/17/305/2313>n VisiCalc [1:26]
  6.
PC Software: Linus Torvalds and Linux<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/personal-computers/17/307/2315> [1:35]
  7.
PC Software: Bill Atkinson, Andy Herzfeld About MacPaint<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/personal-computers/17/305/2316> [4:26]

Mobile Computing

  1.
The Story of Palm: Donna Dubinsky<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mobile-computing/18/321/2318> [3:06]
  2.
Jeff Hawkins: The VisorPhone Interface <https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mobile-computing/18/341/2321> [3:40]
  3.
The Story of Palm: Jeff Hawkins<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mobile-computing/18/321/2317> [2:07]
  4.
The Story of Palm: Ed Colligan, One Button [1:05]<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mobile-computing/18/321/2319>
  5.
Martin Riddiford: The Psion Organiser II Interface<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mobile-computing/18/318/2320> [3:58]
  6.
Nils Rydbeck: The R380 Interface<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/mobile-computing/18/341/2322> [4:04]

Networking & the Web

  1.
Dave Boggs: Office Networks<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/networking/19/381/2325> [00:58]
  2.
Robert Metcalfe: The Naming of the Ethernet<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/networking/19/381/2323> [1:40]
  3.
Roger Scantlebury: Intro to Protocol Wars<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/networking/19/376/2326> [1:39]
  4.
Vint Cerf the Road to the Internet<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/networking/19/378/2327> [1:02]
  5.
Ray Tomlinson: The Early Days of Email<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-web/20/377/2329> [1:50]
  6.
 Lee Felsenstein: The First Community Memory<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-web/20/377/2328> [2:26]
  7.
John Kohler: Building on Mosaic User Base<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-web/20/389/2331>
  8.
Kevin Hughes: The White House’s First Website<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-web/20/408/2332> [3:31]

Searching for Profit: Gary Chevsky on Banners and Pop-Ups<https://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/the-web/20/390/2330> [1:45]


Enjoy

Dag
——
Dag Spicer
Senior Curator
Computer History Museum

1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
dspicer at computerhistory.org<mailto:dspicer at computerhistory.org>

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