This early 1950s film provides a fascinating tour of the WHIRLWIND I computer facilities at MIT, illustrating daily routines, problem-shooting and step-by-step procedures that computer programmers and other users go through at the research center. Henry Kolm and Robert C. Merton make appearances. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research.
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