Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource Sharing
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Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource Sharing is a documentary film from 1972, produced by Steven King and directed/edited by Peter Chvany, about ARPANET. It features many of the most important names in computer networking.
- Fernando J. Corbato (Corby), more links here: (voice 0:45-1:15, face 1:00-1:15, 15:10-15:40) Turing Award-winning implementer of multitasking operating systems.
- J.C.R. Licklider: (1:00-1:40), and many times throughout the film
- Lawrence G. Roberts: (voice 1:40-2:25) SIGCOMM Award winner.
- Robert Kahn: (2:25-2:35, 3:15-6:25, 6:55-) Turing Award winner.
- Frank Heart: (2:35-3:15, 6:25-6:55)
- William R. Sutherland (Bert): (13:50-15:10)
- Richard W. Watson: (17:34-18:30, 25:05-25:15) Dick is one of the key mass storage researchers of the last thirty years.
- John R. Pasta: (18:30-19:25)
- Donald W. Davies: (19:25-21:55)
- George W. Mitchell: (21:55-24:05, voice only)
- Daniel L. Murphy: (Behind the titles, several other times, best about 15:44)
- (8:27-8:32, with beard and glasses): previously misidentified as Jon Postel
Interesting things mentioned
- Lawrence G. Roberts: In the case of the large superfiles, the 1011th bit weather files which we're putting on the Illiac for example. (1011 bits is 12.5 gigabytes. Keep in mind this is in 1972.)
- Media and urban space: understanding, investigating and approaching mediacity, Frank Eckardt, 2008. ISBN 3865961428.
- Computer Networks - The Heralds of Resource Sharing (Arpanet, 1972) at the Internet Archive