This 1978 British TV documentary series made such an impression on me that I got the DVD set, and Grayson and I watched it over the past few weeks. It is still a great deal of fun to watch as it explores the history of a number of inventions that make up the modern world. Most of what it has to say is still relevant, and the chapter that culminates in "the computer" does so – hysterically – by providing a long string of events that led not to electronic computing machines, but to punch cards. I had forgotten that that was still the state of computer input at the time, and Grayson's jaw hit the floor when he realized that that was what they considered a computer to be.
But still, a terrific series, and a very educational experience for both of us.
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Thank you for your review. I remembered watching this as a kid, and I wanted to buy it, but I was wondering if it was still relevant (because I’d like to watch it with my daughter). Thank you for taking time to write this. Much gratitude and peace!