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Triumph of the nerds

Author: Paul SenJohn GauStephen SegallerRobert X CringelyJohn Gau Productions.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Ambrose Video ; [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by RM Associates, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers the pioneering years of the PC revolution during the mid-1970's in Silicon Valley (1st work). Explains how the PC industry came of age in the 1980's. Interviews Steve Jobs who co-founded Apple Computer and Bill Gates of Microsoft (2nd work). Looks at changes in the PC industry during the 1990's and their impact on the future. Discusses the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the Internet (3rd work).
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Named Person: Steve Jobs; Bill Gates
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Sen; John Gau; Stephen Segaller; Robert X Cringely; John Gau Productions.; Oregon Public Broadcasting.; Reiner Moritz Associates.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 35127607
Notes: Based on Cringely's book: Accidental Empires.
Originally produced as a television program series in 1996.
Credits: Camera, John Booth ; music, Nitin Sawhney ; illustrator, Chris Robson ; research, Cyndee Readdean ; editor, Michael Duxbury.
Performer(s): Presenter: Robert Cringely.
Description: 3 videocassettes (55 min. each) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: v. 1. Impressing their friends --
v. 2. Riding the bear --
v. 3. Great artists steal.
Other Titles: Impressing their friends.
Riding the bear.
Great artists steal.
Irreverent history of the PC industry
Responsibility: written and presented by Bob Cringely ; series producers, John Gau, Stephen Segaller ; series director, Paul Sen ; John Gau Productions and Oregon Public Broadcasting with RM Associates for Channel 4 and PBS.

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Covers the pioneering years of the PC revolution during the mid-1970's in Silicon Valley (1st work). Explains how the PC industry came of age in the 1980's. Interviews Steve Jobs who co-founded Apple Computer and Bill Gates of Microsoft (2nd work). Looks at changes in the PC industry during the 1990's and their impact on the future. Discusses the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the Internet (3rd work).

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