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Winking Blinking Wonder

In 1957, Air Force personnel use punch cards to feed information to the world's largest computer, which runs an experimental program for tracking aircraft. Excellent wide shot of reels of magnetic tape. Great shot of flashing computer lights with IBM logo visible. Edward R. Murrow's narration cites "This winking, blinking wonder." Also, a shot of the then current method of air tracking, which has women placing markers on a large table as someone calls out locations.

IdentifierCLIP-11062
Duration33 sec
GenreDocumentary
Date1957
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