Computer History

The Mother of all Demos (1968)

This 90-minute presentation essentially demonstrated almost all the fundamental elements of modern personal computing: windows, hypertext, graphics, efficient navigation and command input, video conferencing, the computer mouse, word processing, dynamic file linking, revision control, and a collaborative real-time editor (collaborative work).

[AT&T Archives] The UNIX Operating System (1971)

A video with Kernighan and others about the new UNIX shell and programming paradigm.

Fairchild Briefing on Integrated Circuits (1967)

This half hour color promotional/educational film on the integrated circuit was produced and sponsored by Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation. Dr. Harry Sello and Dr. Jim Angell describe the integrated circuit (IC), discuss its design and development process, and offer examples of late 1960s uses of IC technology.

Some reflections on Early History (1986)

A 1986 account of technologies required to create "the personal workstation" after the "multi-user" era was gone, by legendary scientist and engineer J.C.R. Licklider.

Bret Victor - Inventing on Principle (2012)

Because "modality" kills productivity, creators need an immediate connection to what they're creating.