The Creation of the Computer

The Creation of the Computer

Ratings: 6.17/10 from 81 users.

The Creation of the ComputerThe machines at the center of the information age have revolutionized our lives and digitalized our world, making previously unthinkable tasks automatic and linking people from around the planet.

Modern MarvelsĀ® presents a fascinating exploration into the history of the computer. See Charles Babbage's Victorian "counting machine," a mechanical computer that produced perfect results for any mathematical problem of six figures or less, and discover how IBM was launched through a punch-card counting machine built to accelerate the 1890 census.

Trace the technological advancements that led to the first modern computers and witness the rapid progress that allowed them to shrink from room-sized monsters to the desktop units that revolutionized life in the '90s.

The Creation of the Computer journeys into the fast-paced world of technology and innovation to expose the phenomenal history of the most influential invention of modern times.

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Anna Currie, Teacher
6 years ago

Please advise...While in Chrome, we get the message "this movie does not exist" for "The Creation of the Computer" It is a GREAT pictorial of the history of computing...

Peter JC
8 years ago

Babbage also invented the steam driven can opener.

Alan Eisenberg
9 years ago

Shameful for no mention of Turing. 1 star for me.

11 years ago

Check out a guy called Tommy Flowers (yes thats his real name) He built the first computer. This program is USA version of history

12 years ago


it may be dated but the concept is still accurate and valid. It is interesting to note that the fundamental pressure behind the design of computers is the need for mathematical information.

13 years ago

Suggest include the year in the title, i.e, "The Creation of the Computer (1995)".

I have a degree in computer science; this was quite a good documentary for its kind in 1995. It still has merit, but is by now terribly dated.

Didn't Modern Marvels do a more recent episode on basically the same story?

O. Von Thomas
13 years ago

How pedestrian.

13 years ago

Pretty good documentary for elementary school classes and such

13 years ago

Cool documentary. It was certainly right to predict that computers would become more interconnected.