George Dyson - Stories From the Birth of the ComputerStreaming Video - 2012
A member of the fabulous Dyson clan, George Dyson is sometimes defined as a son-of or brother-of, but he has found his own unique voice as a chronicler and philosopher of science and the future. Son of physicist Freeman Dyson, George spent his early adulthood living in a treehouse and designing and building Aleutian kayaks which he chronicles in his book Baidarka: The Kayak. His book Darwin Among the Machines made a case for the Internet as a growing organism, an evolving life force. In this TEDTalk, Dyson tells stories from the birth of the modern computer - from its 17th-century origins to the hilarious notebooks of some early computer engineers.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, 
Copyright Date: ©2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (17 min.) : sound, color