Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996)

A History of Computing by Robert X. Cringely (PBS)

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Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires

It happened more or less by accident; the people who made it happen were amateurs; and for the most part they still are. From his own Silicon Valley garage, author Bob Cringely puts PC bigshots and nerds on the spot, and tells their incredible true stories. Like the industry itself, the series is informative, funny and brash.

This is the seminal work by long time technology reporter Robert Cringely. If you ever wondered why Apple made more millionaires when they went public than any other company, ever, than this is something you don't want to miss. Besides the content being brilliant, Bob is spot on as he stays close enough to the action so that you enjoy it but far enough away so that you realize you're getting an objective vs. subjective view. It's the best ever, and Bob knows I feel that way too.

Triumph of the Nerds originally premiered in June 1996 and is no longer airing on PBS stations.

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KeithEckstein wrote 5 years ago.
Great film - should be compulsory viewing for "The
Youth of Today!"

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