Check out the history of Perl development 1988-present. As you can see, when you speed it up enough and use lots of colors and movement suddenly programming is exciting to watch! (For a few minutes.) :)
They created that with Gource (watch other, even prettier videos).
At $work we have CVS + SVN history back to 2000. It'd be neat to throw Gource against that and see what I (and my coworkers) have been doing with our lives for the last 10 years.