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Modern Marvels - Computers (History Channel)
Modern Marvels - Computers
History Channel
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 50min


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Movie Details

Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Science & Technology
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/27/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent history of computing
Jennifer Duke-Sylvester | Knoxville, TN USA | 05/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The teachers at our school show this to their classes a lot. It presents the history of computing in a more lively way than a lecture or timeline.
The teachers practically fight over who gets to show it next!"
Excellent Documentary!
C. Rathborne | Lehigh Valley, PA | 01/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am majoring in Computer Maintenance and I loved this DVD. It is extremely informative and easy to understand. Not boring, either! Even my Mom loved it, who knows absolutely nothing about computers. This is a great DVD."
A Fun Look at Computer History
retrowrestling | SGV, California | 06/02/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When I grew up in the 80's, anyone who was into computers were looked at as these weird "nerds", outcast. Funny how now just about everyone's got a computer of some sort. Although I enjoyed playing video games growing up, I never knew much about computers or its history, even up until recently.

So it was fun and informative for me to watch this DVD about computer history. At just 50 mins, the history is brief. The program has a quick feel about it, jumping from period to period. Of course, since this feature was produced in 2000/2001, all of the newest stuff looks pretty dated by today's standards. Not too detailed, but still a good intro into computer history for beginners."
Good overview of computers for students
Teacher | Austin, TX | 09/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a solid 45 minute video about computers that includes some basic concepts (hardware, software, binary), brief history of the development of computers, and discussion of future developments (smart homes, etc.). I also have the other History Channel DVD, "The Creation of the Computer." It has much more in-depth history, but was getting dated. I like that the newer compilation is more modern, but I miss some of the history. It's a good lesson for an introductory computer course in middle or high school."