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1963 – the beginning of a new age in computing.

By January 29, 2012 One Comment

In 1963, a young puppeteer called Jim Henson created a short film to entertain the audience at the Bell Data Communications Seminar in Chicago, where the agenda included discussions of the sometimes fraught relationship between computers and their human users. Jim hits it out of the park, well, you’ll see:

The voice, at the end, when the robot strikes a couple of familiar issues, is pure Kermit.

The video is part of a series of techie videos and movies uncovered by AT&T, and came to us via that amazing website Open Culture.

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