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(1of3) Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing Their Friends, 1.996 Documentary
24. Februar 2011
Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing Their Friends, (Documentary) (Stereo) (1.996)
Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1.996) is a documentary film written and hosted by Robert X, Cringely and produced for British television by Oregon Public Broadcasting, The title refers to the 1.984 film. Revenge of the Nerds. and the documentary itself is based on Cringely's book Accidental Empires, The three-part film first premiered on PBS in June 1.996,
The documentary chronicles the rise of the personal computer/home computer beginning in the 1.970s with the Altair 8.800. Apple I and Apple II and VisiCalc, It continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1.980s and the mid 1.990s. ending at the beginning of the Dot-com boom with the release of Windows 95,
It includes interviews with many influential figures in the PC industry. including Apple's Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Microsoft's Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. and Oracle's Larry Ellison,
Tim Paterson's development of 86-DOS largely from duplicating Gary Kildall's CP/M operating system, Microsoft purchased all rights to 86-DOS from Paterson's employer SCP for US$50.000 shortly before the release of the IBM PC, Microsoft's resulting MS-DOS was an operating system that could run on any 8.086-family computer,