Where to find a historic video demonstrating how a computer CPU works?
April 9, 2015 2:15 PM   Subscribe

I once saw a film, made in the early 60s, that demonstrated the basics of what is now called "Computer Architecture" using players at a card table as a metaphor. The film is shot from above and each of the "players" serve roles like "instruction fetch", "memory", "arithmetic unit", etc. The dealer plays the role of the clock. Can anyone point me to an official credit/source for this film?

I want to say it was from the BBC as I have a vague memory of a moderator with a British accent but am not certain. It may have been part of a longer documentary.

This was a really great segment to show to students, artists, designers and any non-engineers interesting in a deeper understanding of computation.
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