Control Revolution, from the series "The Computer and the Mind of Man"
automation, process control, Forrester, history, information processing, intro, technology transfer Mixed live action/animated introduction to data processing and its role in modern life, produced under IBM grant. 60's electronic score. Moves from general to specific cases, including excellent footage from Social Security Administration; PG&E billing dept.; Wyman-Gordon foundry in MA; Numerical Machine Corp., Cleveland; Standard Oil,'s El Segundo refinery. Animated principles of "information feedback loops," oscillation. Interviewed: J. W. Forrester, MIT (technology transfer), George Danzig, Cal Tech (scientific management/automated decision-making). Producer/Writer/Director: Richard Moore. ZD! Intro and summation (2620) make for good copy.