Artifact Details

Title

Computers, episode 78 of the television program "Bill Nye, the Science Guy"

Catalog Number

102639171

Type

Moving Image

Date

2001 ca.

Publisher

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Place of Publication

US

Platform

VCR

Duration

00:26:30

Format

VHS

Description

This episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy presents basic computer functions and application for an audience of school-age children. Focuses on the use of binary "on/off" switches and the role of electricity in computing, and also discusses storage media (CD-ROM, hard drives, floppy disks, and magnetic tape) and a brief overview of computing history.