Early distributed computing video, 1959, prefigures the net

Rogue archivist Rick Prelinger sez, "Simon Ramo (the 'R' in TRW Corp.) commissioned this film in 1959 to describe his concept of 'polymorphic computing,' which means distributing computer power over many generic machines. With friendly moving wooden blocks, charcoal drawings, acoustic guitar and a German-accented narrator, this is the best unknown film-prefiguring-the-Net I've ever seen. Please download, show and propagate this gift from Prelinger Archives."

Simon Ramo's 1959 film on "polymorphic computing" anticipates the Net

(Thanks, Footage, via Submitterator)