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  2. The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires: With Robert X. Cringely, Steve Jobs, Douglas Adams, Bill Gates. Three part documentary series that tells the story of the birth of the personal computer, with the candid recollections of PC pioneers, like Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

  3. WELCOME! P BS Online is proud to present the companion Web site for the PBS television special "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires ." On television and the Internet, you...

  4. Triumph of the Nerds is a 1996 British/American television documentary, produced by John Gau Productions and Oregon Public Broadcasting for Channel 4 and PBS. It explores the development of the personal computer in the United States from World War II to 1995.

  5. Triumph of the Nerds - Wikipedia

    Triumph of the Nerds was written and hosted by Robert X. Cringely (Mark Stephens) and based on his 1992 book Accidental Empires. The documentary comprises interviews with important figures connected with the personal computer, including Steve Jobs , Steve Wozniak , Bill Gates , Steve Ballmer , Paul Allen , Bill Atkinson , Andy Hertzfeld , Ed ...

  6. Hosted by Bob Cringely, a longtime industry observer, the story unfolds through Bay Area garages, industrial parks and convenience stores to examine the quirky, relentless and profitable adventures...

  7. Triumph of the Nerds: The Transcripts - PBS

    THE TELEVISION PROGRAM TRANSCRIPTS is the complete text of the PBS documentary series "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires", which tells the fascinating story of how personal ...

  8. Overview. 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 Cringley 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.

  9. Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of the Accidental Empire ...

    Description. This three-part documentary was produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting for an audience of British public television viewers, and narrated by Robert X. Cringely. Episode 1 ("Impressing their friends") makes specific mention of the 86-DOS, Microsoft, and the IBM 8086.

  10. Accidental Empires - Wikipedia

    A documentary based on the book, called Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires was aired on PBS in 1996, with Cringely as the presenter. [5] [6] In November of 2011, a film based on the miniseries called Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview , was exhibited at the Landmark Theatres . [7]

  11. Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires is an interesting documentary. The title, Triumph of the Nerds, is a play on the 1984 comedy, Revenge of the Nerds. While this three part documentary is a great insight look at the history of computers, from its rise in the 1970s to the beginning of the Dot-com boom of the late 1990s.