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Oct. 21, 2011

What is a Computer?

by Leslie Taylor

Video posted by jonytbirdzback

In this video clip from an episode of Sesame Street that aired in 1984, a teacher challenges her kindergarten class to explain what a computer is. 1984 was the year that Apple began marketing the Macintosh computer.

About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at Workboat.com and NationalFisherman.com. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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