Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

"Making Electrons Count" (c.1950)

This early 1950s film provides a fascinating tour of the WHIRLWIND I computer facilities at MIT. illustrating daily routines, problem-shooting and step-by-step procedures that computer programmers and other users go through at the research center. Henry Kolm and Robert C. Merton make appearances. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. [T27854]

Comments (1)

Dean Arden is my dad and that lovely redhead he interacts with is my mother Marguerite Mackey Arden. I lost my copy of this movie and am so glad you have posted it on the web! Dad is alive and well and Mom passed several years ago. This movie is a family treasure.

Posted 3 years by lynnmcfarland_1@touchstonenetwork.net

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

From The Vault

From The Vault

Category: General | Updated 8 months ago

Created
January 13, 2011 15:41
Category
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
8244 times

More from From The Vault

Compton Lecture (1999) - John H. Gibbons, "Sustainable Growth: Fantasy or Vision?"

Compton Lecture (1999) - John H. Gi...

Added almost 4 years ago | 01:17:00 | 6342 views

"Computer For Apollo" (1965) - Science Reporter TV Series

"Computer For Apollo" (1965) - Scie...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:29:20 | 15815 views |

Vignettes of Early Radiation Workers (1978)

Vignettes of Early Radiation Worker...

Added over 3 years ago | 00:56:49 | 4886 views

Woodie Flowers, Course 2.70 Introduction to Design Competition (1981)

Woodie Flowers, Course 2.70 Introdu...

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:11:28 | 7775 views

"One Part in a Trillion" (1964) - Science Reporter TV Series

"One Part in a Trillion" (1964) - S...

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:29:15 | 17723 views

20th Killian Award Lecture (1992) - Noam Chomsky, "Language: The Cognitive Revolutions"

20th Killian Award Lecture (1992) -...

Added almost 4 years ago | 01:39:00 | 18961 views