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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.
Summary The first of this three-part documentary film about the history of personal computing and the inventors and businessmen who made it possible, hosted by Robert Cringely. This part focuses on the early history of personal computing and the first innovators of the industry.
Triumph of the Nerds: A History of the Computer A HISTORY OF THE COMPUTER Computers have their beginnings back in pre-history, starting with the abacus. Have a look! Abacus - c. 3000 B.C....
It's hard to believe that twenty years ago there were no personal computers, now it's the third largest industry in the world, somewhere between energy production and illegal drugs but the most ...
TRIUMPH OF THE NERDS: EPISODE TWO: RIDING THE BEAR (TV) Summary. The second of this three-part documentary film about the history of personal computing and the inventors and businessmen who made it possible, hosted by Robert Cringely.
Abstract. Triumph of the Nerds Part 1 was the first installation in a three-part series, the other segments I still have to complete, but part one seeks to dive into the early stages of personal computer development. The host, Bob Cringely, takes the audience on a trip through not just the personal computer’s early stages of development, but ...
“Triumph of the Nerds” is a 1996 documentary about the history of personal computing since the creation of the first Altair personal computer to the launch of Windows 95. This paper will provide a summary of the documentary.
It took the genius of Dan Brinklin, a professor at Harvard, to come up with the help of programmer Bob Franston, to come up with a spreadsheet program called Visicalc (visible calculator). Viscalc hit the market in 1979 selling for 100 dollars.
Summary. The presentation begins by a review of the birth of the PC from the development of Intel personal computer by ED Roberts to the period when PC became a real excitement to the public by the development of the Apple 2 by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, with the industry having….
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.