Computers, Clocks, Astronomy and The Making of the Modern World

Posted on Sunday, March 29th, 02009 by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander
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Long Now member and close friend Susan Shea sent me this astoundingly good episode of James Burke’s “Connections”show from 01978 (It is in 5 parts).  It is the best tracing of computing technology through time and culture I have ever seen, and shows the lineage of ancient clocks to modern computers (if a computer in 01978 can be called modern, but you get the idea.) This also reminded me how good this TV show was, now I have to watch the other episodes…

  • Matt Warren

    This is one of my all time favorite educational series. For those that may not know, James Burke is also one of the lead minds involved in (Knowledge Web). Give it a look see. I am hoping to make some time to get involved with the organization.

  • Sean Pratz

    There’s a well-seeded torrent of the complete series at TPB. Thanks for reminding me about this show.

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