The Silicon factor

United Kingdom, 1980

Film
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The silicon chip has become cheaper and has doubled in sophistication each year. The film looks at what it is, how it works, how it is made, and at its mushrooming applications. Some idea of what goes on inside the “black box” of the microcomputer is given by use of animated cartoon film. Finally we are asked how far computer controlled machines can go in imitating human functions.

Credits

producer

David Allen

production company

BBC

Language

English

Duration

00:41:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31572

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Silicon

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Great Britain

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Computers

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Microcomputers

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Silicon

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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