Documentary - Fate decreed that Orwell's book title, 1984, would anticipate the year that saw the beginnings of the development of the computer technology with which networking and surveillance would become possible. The documentary travels back to the Orwellian year 1984 and traces the last quarter century: between demand and need, technology and ergonomics, the cultural environment and frantic development. A timeline follows the most important stages of the computer to the present day.
Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.
Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Have you watched How the Computer Became Personal yet? What did you think about it?