Triumph of the Nerds

Triumph of the Nerds

DVD - 2002?
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Covers the pioneering years of the PC revolution during the mid-1970's in Silicon Valley (1st work). Explains how the PC industry came of age in the 1980's. Interviews Steve Jobs who co-founded Apple Computer and Bill Gates of Microsoft (2nd work). Looks at changes in the PC industry during the 1990's and their impact on the future. Discusses the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the Internet (3rd work).


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Sep 08, 2015

Saw this program when it aired on PBS in 1996... blew me away! Highly recommend it to anyone even remotely curious about what today's technology evolved from.


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