This is a program worth watching and showing in schools and a classic Horizon in depth program. It details the development of the ‘integrated circuit’ also popularily known as the ‘computer chip’ – starting from the valve transistor through the solid state transistor and up to modern day IC’s. The program also looks into the socio economic impact of the developments in modern day computing from the redundancy of the typewriter to surge in computerised shopping terminals. Horizon has here produced a program with great insight and raised a few topics for in-depth discussion in schools.

 BBC Horizon 1978 Now The Chips Are Down on #iPlayer or #YouTube


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