13170_25381_electronic_computers8.mov

13170_25381_electronic_computers8

Voice-over narrates process of inputing information into a computer over the following scenes: 3 men in a conference room with a flow-chart diagram on a chalk board and another flow-chart on a board on an easel; the men are described as an engineer/economist/expert in field, a programmer, and a mathematician; a close-up of a computer program written by hand; cut to programmer handing a program to a secretary in a small secretary pool; cut to a male customer and female clerk at a department store; man makes a purchase and clerk punches receipt; cut back to secretary and programmer; secretary types and keyboard output is punch-tape; fade to man with cart filled with magnetic reels in a room with computer reels; cut to man at computer console.

1960s
B&W
Not Explicit