Computer Networks - The Heralds Of Resource Sharing

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Computer Networks - The Heralds Of Resource Sharing
Computer Networks - The Heralds Of Resource Sharing Title Card
Format Video (??)
Genre Documentary
Origin USA
Language English
Release Date 1972
Running Time 26 min
Created by Steven King
Directed by P.J. Chvany
Produced by NA
Written by Steven King
Screenplay by NA
Distributed by NA
Narrated by NA
Starring Fernando J. Corbato, J.C.R. Licklider, Lawrence G. Roberts, Robert Kahn
Music by NA
Cinematography by P.J. Chvany, Kim Takal
Edited by P.J. Chvany
Production Company NA
Location(s) NA
Original Channel NA
Additional Information
Based on NA
Topics Technology, Computers, Hacking
Follows NA
Precedes NA
Associated Video NA
Website NA

Computer Networks - The Heralds of Resource Sharing is a documentary film from 1972, produced by Steven King and directed/edited by Peter Chvany, about ARPANET. It features many of the most important names in computer networking.


Speaking parts

  • Fernando J. Corbato (Corby), more links here: (voice 0:45-1:15, face 1:00-1:15, 15:10-15:40) Turing Award-winning implementer of multitasking operating systems.
  • J.C.R. Licklider: (1:00-1:40), and many times throughout the film
  • Lawrence G. Roberts: (voice 1:40-2:25) SIGCOMM Award winner.
  • Robert Kahn: (2:25-2:35, 3:15-6:25, 6:55-) Turing Award winner.
  • Frank Heart: (2:35-3:15, 6:25-6:55)
  • William R. Sutherland (Bert): (13:50-15:10)
  • Richard W. Watson: (17:34-18:30, 25:05-25:15) Dick is one of the key mass storage researchers of the last thirty years.
  • John R. Pasta: (18:30-19:25)
  • Donald W. Davies: (19:25-21:55)
  • George W. Mitchell: (21:55-24:05, voice only)


  • Daniel L. Murphy: (Behind the titles, several other times, best about 15:44)


  • (8:27-8:32, with beard and glasses): previously misidentified as Jon Postel


Film User Format Link Notes
Computer Networks - The Heralds Of Resource Sharing (1972) Moonlit XviD

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