What is a computer? (NP)

United Kingdom, 1979

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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.

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Credits

production company

Video Arts

International Computers

producer/director

Robert Reid

Duration

00:18:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1979

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012917

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

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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