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Anyone see "Podfather" on BBC4 last night?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Anyone see "Podfather" on BBC4 last night? Reply with quote

As part of BBC4's "Electric Dreams" season, a documentary called "Podfather" was shown last night about Robert Noyce, founder of Intel. I thought that it did a great job of fitting Noyce's life and achievements into a one-hour slot -- I'm glad that I taped it.

Did anyone else see it?

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=Podfather+Robert+Noyce&btnG=Search&meta=
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know if and when the PodFather might be on American TV on an American cable channel?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This newsgroup has it.

alt.binaries.teevee

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
If I have time tomorrow I'll put i on my home server. I'm working an 80hr week and it might have to wait until this weekend.


That would be great Tony, thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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TonyMontana wrote:
If I have time tomorrow I'll put i on my home server. I'm working an 80hr week and it might have to wait until this weekend.


That would be great Tony, thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those of us who grew up with the 8080 and 6502 Microprocessors, this BBC show about Robert Noyce was fascinating. I never knew that Noyce was such a close friend and mentor to Steve Jobs. The fact that Jobs recognized greatness in Noyce and sought out his advice in the early days of Apple makes me respect Steve Jobs even more. His visionary ideas are rooted in Silicon Valley's greatest visionary and founder Robert Noyce.

Thank you Tony!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries. I don't remember the 8080 but my pops had an 8086 at the house! I'll have to watch this documentry when I get a chance.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacDSmith2 wrote:
For those of us who grew up with the 8080 and 6502 Microprocessors, this BBC show about Robert Noyce was fascinating.

I'll have to look out for more documentaries that you might enjoy. Smile

(I still have my 6502-powered home computer in a box underneath one of the beds. Cool )
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: belated viewer... Reply with quote

definitely an interesting documentary. I actually studied all about the development of the modern PC industry at uni, from a business rather than techie perspective. Though amused that on a Mac site we've got so many Intel fans ;)
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