Courtesy of Andy Baio via Waxy.org come digital scans of a 1992 VHS documentary titled The Machine That Changed the World. It’s a beautifully produced documentary on the history of computing. Originally put together by the BBC and WGBH Boston, it’s long been out of print — so we all owe a debt to Andy and his minions for their work to digitize all five parts.
Here’s part 1, Great Brains (while Andy’s post on it is here):
Part 2, Inventing the Future (and Andy’s post here):
Part 3, The Paperback Computer (and Andy’s accompanying post is here):
Part 4, The Thinking Machine (and Andy’s post):
Part 5, The World at Your Fingertips (and Andy’s post):