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Modern Marvels. '80s Tech

Author: A & E Television Networks, LLC.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1980s is a decade defined by America's obsession with technology. Yuppies, hackers, and valley girls created a new language in fashion as well as the consumer culture that naturally followed. At their core, the products that fueled this consumerism all had one thing in common - the microchip. Take a closer look at this period in time that began with Pac Man and ended with the personal computer.
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
A & E Television Networks, LLC., 2006
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: A & E Television Networks, LLC.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 811356444
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 14, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (45 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Introduction to '80s Tech (2:25) --
Moore's Law (2:49) --
Growth of Tech Corporations (2:35) --
Launch of Apple Computer (3:07) --
Birth of the Apple Macintosh (2:37) --
Arcade Games (2:10) --
Home Video Consoles (2:18) --
Video Cassette Recorder (4:17) --
Music Reproduction Technology (2:19) --
CD Technology (3:19) --
Cell Phone Technology (2:12) --
Space Age Automobile (7:32) --
Solving the Low Tech Puzzle (2:34) --
High Tech Revolution (2:36) --
Credits: Modern Marvels: '80s Tech (0:30).
Other Titles: 80s Tech
Modern marvels (Television program)
Responsibility: A & E Television Networks, LLC.

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The 1980s is a decade defined by America's obsession with technology. Yuppies, hackers, and valley girls created a new language in fashion as well as the consumer culture that naturally followed. At their core, the products that fueled this consumerism all had one thing in common - the microchip. Take a closer look at this period in time that began with Pac Man and ended with the personal computer.

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