Modern Marvels : 80s Tech (2006)

Genres - History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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The 1980s was a decade that ushered in a wide variety of technological innovations -some revolutionary and useful, others superficial and silly - and from the first compact discs to Pac Man and the Rubik's Cube, this documentary profiles why the 1980s served as the essential bridge between the Industrial Age and the Information Age. A tour of Silicon Valley reveals how the common microchip revolutionized how we would work, play, and communicate, and an interview with Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak delves into the evolution of the company that would later hit big with such trendy products as the iPod and iPhone. After speaking with Sony employees to remember what it was like when the first Walkman and Betamax player hit the market, the viewer is invited to take a trip to the Computer History Museum and hop into the passenger seat of a DeLorean DMC-12 for the ride of their lives.



invention, technology