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Computers & Technology

Featuring two television programs popular in the 1980's and 1990's: Computer Chronicles and Net Café, this library showcases videos about computing and technology. Collection topics include BBS, the Open Source movement, and Internet governance.

Many of these movies are available for free download.


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The Digital Tipping Point
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features Sergio Amadeu, who is the President of ITI Brazil, which is the Brazilian federal agency that answers to the President of Brazil on technological issues. In this snip, Sergio talks about how he came to head Brazil's ITI agency. He was responsible for creating telecenters in Sao Paulo, a city of 16 million people. These telecenters became very popular, and the...
Topics: Sergio Amadeu, Amadeu, Sergio, Brazil ITI, President of Brazil's technology agency, Sergio's...
The Digital Tipping Point
by Christian Einfeldt
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Marcelo continues talking about the effect that blogs can have on the mainstream media, as in the case of a New York Times article that picked up news about open source and Microsoft that was originated at the FISL conference 2004 in Porto Alegre. He also talks about the importance of free open source software to Brazil and the world. That's about as much Brazilian...
Topics: Marcelo Tas, Tas, Marcelo, Telecultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brasil, Internet, and news, blogs, and...
The Digital Tipping Point
by Christian Einfeldt
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Marcelo continues his discussion of the similarities between the invention of the printing press and open source software. He also talks about the Brazilian love of do-it-yourself technology. Brazilians, he says, have a natural tendency to try to craft their own technical solutions, even if the country is a relatively poor country. Open source software fits right into that...
Topics: Marcelo Tas, Tas, Marcelo, Telecultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brasil, DIY and freedom, overshot...
The Digital Tipping Point
by Christian Einfeldt
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Marcelo continues his answer from segment 01, the previous segment, pertaining to how blogs are affecting the news. In this segment, I *think* he says that blogs are accelerating the collection of the news, and that it is affecting the entire media infrastructure. He also talks about the effect that one of his blogs had on news gathering about open source, and particular...
Topics: Marcelo Tas, Tas, Marcelo, Telecultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brasil, Internet, blogs, New York Times,...
The Digital Tipping Point
by Christian Einfeldt
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his is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Marcelo continues answering my question about whether a digital tipping point will come, and if so, what it might look like. I'm not truly sure what he says, but it is quite funny HOW he says it. At one point, I *think* he says that as humans get more familiar with open source software, we will soon be tweaking our computers with the same ease with which we work on...
Topics: Marcelo Tas, Tas, Marcelo, Telecultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brasil, Children and programming, DIY...
The Digital Tipping Point
by Christian Einfeldt
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Marcelo continues his discussion of recent newsworthy events, begun in segment 04. He also responds to my quetions about whether open source software and the Internet is like the invention of the printing press, and if so, how? That's about as much Brazilian Portuguese as I could understand. I speak only a few words of Brazilian Portuguese, and so if someone would like to...
Topics: Marcelo Tas, Tas, Marcelo, Telecultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brasil, Linux, Internet, printing press,...
The Digital Tipping Point
by Christian Einfeldt
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Marcelo continues talking about Brazilians love of tweaking technological solutions with limited resources. Brazilians even have a word for it: traquitana. (I hope I spelled that correctly. Someone please correct me if not). Marcelo gives the example here of favela (slum) dwellers using discarded lamps as TV antennaes. Software libre is popular in Brazil because it fits...
Topics: Marcelo Tas, Tas, Marcelo, Telecultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brasil, DIY and freedom, overshot...
The Digital Tipping Point
by Christian Einfeldt
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Marcelo continues his discussion of Microsoft's public criticisms of the government of Brazil, which is arguably Microsoft's largest customer in South America. Marcelo then responds to my question about what are the recent big media events around software libre in the Brazilian and world media. One of the comments he makes, I *think* is that recent adoptions of open source...
Topics: Marcelo Tas, Tas, Marcelo, Telecultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brasil, customers too small for market...
The Digital Tipping Point
by Christian Einfeldt
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Marcelo continues his discussion of innovative ways that Brazilian companies and the Brazilian people are using open source software. He also responds to my quetions about whether we will see a digital tipping point, and if so, how quickly will it tip? That's about as much Brazilian Portuguese as I could understand. I speak only a few words of Brazilian Portuguese, and so if...
Topics: Marcelo Tas, Tas, Marcelo, Telecultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brasil, DIY and freedom, overshot...