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Nerds 2.0.1 : a brief history of the Internet

Author: Robert M MetcalfeStephen SegallerRobert X CringelyJohn GauMichael BardAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 entrepreneurial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Metcalfe; Stephen Segaller; Robert X Cringely; John Gau; Michael Bard; PBS Video.; Oregon Public Broadcasting.
OCLC Number: 693431740
Notes: Volume two title on container and videocassette label: Serving the suits.
Originally produced as a 3 episode television program series in 1998. A sequel to the 1996 television program series Triumph of the nerds.
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 (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Contents: v. 1. Networking the nerds --
v. 2. Connecting the suits --
v. 3. Wiring the world.
Other Titles: Wiring the world.
Networking the nerds.
Connecting the suits.
Serving the suits.
Brief history of the Internet
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 entrepreneurial adventure, as well as describing how the Internet became a comfortable environment to do business, chat, and go shopping.

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