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Program on the future of computers. Presents history of computing including ENIAC and UNIVAC. Topics discussed are current technology, impact on businesses, software development, ease of use, digital communications. Example of how computers have benefitted the airline industry.
Animation using still images telling the story of how people have worked with numbers since the beginning of mankind. Film discusses different cultures and their use of mathematics to computers. Also mentioned is the ENIAC and the UNIVAC. Some of the same artwork used in Sperry film "Then and Now".
Sperry Univac (sponsor), Remington Rand, Inc. (sponsor), Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995 (associated name)
Depicts the progress of computing with ENIAC, BIMAC, UNIVAC including Nike Zuess and Athena military computers. New computer techniques and parts are shown. Also depicted are the LARC and UNIVAC III computers. Also mentioned are Ford instrument and Vickers. J. Presper Eckert explains the future of computers.
Sperry Univac (sponsor), Engineering Research Associates (sponsor), Remington Rand, Inc. (associated name), Engstrom, Howard T. (Howard Theodore), 1902-1962 (depicted), Norris, William C., 1911-2006 (depicted)
Evolution of company from beginning. Mentioned are founders, Howard Engstrom and William Norris, who also worked at the U.S. Navy cryptography department in World war II. After the war they were joined by Ralph Meter and John Parker. Reflections from Art Kotz, Orv Wilking.
Sperry Univac (sponsor), Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995 (associated name), Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980 (associated name)
Program explaining the ENIAC system, starting with animation, then using historical footage. Proceeds through the creation of BIMAC and then UNIVAC. Includes ENIAC creators, J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly.
Historical footage of people working at ENIAC computer systems, close-ups of various computer parts. ENIAC was created at the University of Pennsylvania and was argued to be the first all electronic computer.
University of Pennsylvania (sponsor), Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995 (associated name), Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980 (associated name), Goldstein, Irwin (associated name)
Graphic open "Celebrating 40 years of Computer Science at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania". Program depicting the creation of the ENIAC computer. Interviews with Dr. Herman H. Goldstine, Dr. John W. Mauchly with presentations by John Presper Eckert Jr. (at the Computer Museum, Boston, Mass., February 13, 1986) and Mrs. Kay Mauchly-Antonelli.