What is a computer? (NP)

United Kingdom, 1979

Film
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This film gives an introduction to the computer. Explains the relationship between the central processing unit and the computer’s peripherals - the video console, the printer, the card reader, the magnetic tape unit and the disc unit. Narrated by John Cleese. Also suitable for lower and middle secondary levels.

Credits

producer/director

Robert Reid

production company

International Computers

Video Arts

Language

English

Duration

00:18:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31262

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Management

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Computers

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Computers - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Microcomputers

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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