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 http://k-web.org/ (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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