The Paperback computer

United Kingdom, 1991

Film
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Episode number 3 of Series “The dream machine”.
Explores the technological developments and the innovative research that paved the way for the Personal Computer Revolution of the 80’s. Focuses on the role hobbyists such as Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak (Co-founders of Apple Computer Company) played in making computers accessible with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Examines the failure of companies such as Xerox and IBM to recognise potential markets outside the business and science arena and their failure to commercialise research discoveries in the 60’s and 70’s. Looks at the impact of PC’s and their extensive applications in today’s society and considers the endless possibilities for the future.

Credits

co-producer

Robert Hone

Jon Palfreman

production company

WGBH Productions

BBC-TV

Language

English

Duration

00:47:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38089

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Computer industry

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Computers - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Microcomputers

People → Jobs, Steve

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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