Dr. Moira Gunn speaks with New York Times Business and Tech Writer, John Markoff. They look at the start - and missteps - of the personal computing technology all around us.
Despite advances in computer-generated image technology, most sound effects for films and virtual reality experiences are still recorded manually. Doug James, associate professor of computer science at Cornell University, is working on technology that would make sounds just as easy to render with computers.
iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
In 1975, a young engineering wizard, Steve Wozniak, created the first personal computer, the Apple I, and ignited the computer revolution. Ten years later, he received the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor bestowed upon American innovators. In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and received the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology for ”single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.”
This is the beginning of a 6 episode North Atlantic Radio mini-series. In this first episode, Brian looks into the history of the first talking computer, the IMB 704 and its relation to 2001’s HAL.