Silliness on a Friday Night: Meet Computer H14!

In 1963, Jim Henson made this film about “Computer H14” for an AT&T seminar on the tension between humans and machines.

The character was Henson’s response to a brief by Ted Mills (a principal at InPro, which organised the seminar) who laid out the basic idea that Computer H14 “is sure that All Men Basically Want to Play Golf, and not run businesses — if he can do it better.” This emotion is carried across brilliantly, and hints at some of Henson’s more chaotic creations in the future like the Swedish Chef and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.


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