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Reference number: N0035

Date: 1979

Production company: Grampian Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.26 mins

Description: Computer Exhibition, possibly held at Dundee University. Includes demonstrations of "micro-computing": graphics, game programmes and printing. Spokesmen advocate this new form of computing for its applications in education and creating a demand for trained graduates.

Credits: rep. Ron Thomson

Shotlist: [mute] Computer Exhibition. Int. man seated beside Apple Mac desktop computer (0.07) c/u monitor, showing four demo options, including kaleidoscope and stretching screen; c/u Kaleidoscope demonstration (0.14) ls Prestel booth ["The Post Office Viewdata Service"]; (0.22) c/u screen, showing Prestel information (0.34) ms man using computer linked to printer; c/u pen drawing graph (1.01) c/u Apple kaleidoscope demo (1.09) [commag] iv man stalking about the demand for microcomputer technology at Dundee University. [boys playing chess in British Computer Society booth, in b/ground] (3.20) c/u boy entering chess move into computer (3.31) iv second man who remarks on the likelihood that computing will create jobs, rather than destroy them [Council member of BCS?] (4.15) reporter to camera, using a computer running a "Biorhythm" programme; c/u screen, plotting waves on a chart; reporter says that he has been "told to go home to bed" (4.55) c/u moving Hornby train set (6.26)