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“It seems like a waste of time for every generation to start from scratch. It would be easier if the experiences of the parents and grandparents were engraved in the brains of the children.” The wisdom of centenarian Richard J. Bing, a retired cardiologist who wrote to Microsoft after hearing about their new search engine, offering his help, seeing as how it shared his name. The computer giant decided to help the composer/doctor/war vet celebrate his 100th birthday, and with the help of director Nicholas Jasenovec, they birthed this short film about his life – which premiered at Sundance. So is Dr. Bing the “decision engine” behind the empty rectangles? You get the feeling he’d be better than any of their algorithms.
eGuider: Melissa Roth
Journalist, Author, Web Producer
Melissa Roth has written story extensions and webisodes for HBO shows including Entourage, Big Love, Sex & the City and John from Cincinnati. The author of two books (On the Loose and The Left Stuff), has written for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Self magazine. She is currently producing two web series, Miss Beasley's Pick-Up School for Girls and Byron's Barcalounger.