It's not a common occurrence that I get to showcase the meeting of networking and Jim Henson, but here we are. In 1963, Jim Henson created this video for The Bell System's brand-new topic "Data Communication".

The organizers of the seminar, Inpro, actually set the tone for the film in a three-page memo from one of Inpro's principals, Ted Mills to Henson. Mills outlined the nascent, but growing relationship between man and machine: a relationship not without tension and resentment: "He [the robot] is sure that All Men Basically Want to Play Golf, and not run businesses — if he can do it better."

Written on