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Nerds 2.0.1 : a brief history of the Internet : Vol. 3: wiring the world

Author: Stephen SegallerRobert X CringelyJohn GauMichael BardRobert M MetcalfeAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [distributor], 1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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A three part series examining the ins and outs of one of the most volatile industries: the Internet. The first episode, Networking the nerds, examines how the seeds of the Internet were planted by Sputnik. The second episode, Connecting the suits, examines the advent of the PC and the need to connect them all to a network. The third episode, Wiring the world, visits Excite, a typical Silicon Valley entreprenurial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Segaller; Robert X Cringely; John Gau; Michael Bard; Robert M Metcalfe; Oregon Public Broadcasting.; PBS Video.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 83635492
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a 3 episode television program series in 1998. A sequel to the 1996 television program series Triumph of the nerds.
Volume three title on container and videocassette label: Wiring the world.
Credits: Producer/director, Stephen Segaller ; writers, Robert X. Cringely, John Gau, Stephen Segaller ; editor, Bruce Barrow ; music, Michael Bard ; camera, Greg Bond.
Performer(s): Host: Robert X. Cringely.
Description: 3 videocassettes (180 min. each) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: v. 1. Networking the nerds --
v. 2. Serving the suits --
v. 3. Wiring the world.
Other Titles: Networking the nerds.
Serving the suits.
Wiring the world.
Brief history of the Internet
Wiring the world
Triumph of the nerds (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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A three part series examining the ins and outs of one of the most volatile industries: the Internet. The first episode, Networking the nerds, examines how the seeds of the Internet were planted by Sputnik. The second episode, Connecting the suits, examines the advent of the PC and the need to connect them all to a network. The third episode, Wiring the world, visits Excite, a typical Silicon Valley entreprenurial adventure, as well as describing how the Internet became a comfortable environment to do business, chat, and go shopping.

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