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Author: Bill GatesSteve WozniakSteve JobsPaul A AllenRobert X CringelyAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Ambrose Video ; [Place of publication not identified] : RM Associates [distributor] ; Toronto, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by Visual Education Centre, ©1996.
Series: Triumph of the nerds, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first episode will cover the pioneering years in the mid-1970's. Bob Cringely will begin by providing the context that created the PC industry. He will introduce the audience to Silicon Valley where the PC revolution started, its spread to the Pacific North and over to the East Coast, and finally the world. This is a first look at the PC pioneers, a group of disenfranchised nerds who did not meet the macho  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Named Person: Bill Gates; Steve Wozniak; Steve Jobs; Bill Gates; Steve Jobs; Steve Wozniak
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Gates; Steve Wozniak; Steve Jobs; Paul A Allen; Robert X Cringely; Visual Education Centre.; Ambrose Video Publishing.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Channel Four (Great Britain); Pacific Mountain Network.; Reiner Moritz Associates.; Oregon Public Broadcasting.; John Gau Productions.
OCLC Number: 627572501
Notes: "An irreverent, witty and energetic history of the personal computer industry and its creators, based on the best-selling book, Accidental Empires [by Robert X. Cringely]."
Credits: Series producers, John Gau, Stephen Segaller ; series director, Paul Sen ; camera, John Booth ; sound, Gene Koon ; editor, Michael Duxbury.
Cast: Paul Allen, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Edwin Chin, Douglas Adams, Christine Comaford, Gordon Moore, Eddie Currie, David Bunnell, Lee Felsenstein, Roger Melen, Harry Garland, Jim Warren, Chris Espinosa, Arthur Rock, Dan Bricklin, Bob Frankston.
Description: 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Triumph of the nerds, v. 1.
Responsibility: written and presented by Bob Cringely ; Oregon Public Broadcasting and John Gau Productions for PBS and Channel 4 in association with RM Associates and Pacific Mountain Network.

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The first episode will cover the pioneering years in the mid-1970's. Bob Cringely will begin by providing the context that created the PC industry. He will introduce the audience to Silicon Valley where the PC revolution started, its spread to the Pacific North and over to the East Coast, and finally the world. This is a first look at the PC pioneers, a group of disenfranchised nerds who did not meet the macho standards of American maleness. They were a motley group of hobbyists/opportunists who saw a niche that needed to be filled. They had no idea how businesses were supposed to run, no sense of what was impossible, so they faked it, making their own way of doing business--ways that are institutionalized today but not generally documented or formally taught.

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