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Cringely, Robert X.

Overview
Works: 62 works in 198 publications in 7 languages and 3,529 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Interviews  Biography  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, osp, Host
Classifications: HD9696.C63, 338.470040979473
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert X Cringely
Accidental empires : how the boys of Silicon Valley make their millions, battle foreign competition, and still can't get a date by Robert X Cringely( Book )

51 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer manufacturing is--after cars, energy production and illegal drugs--the largest industry in the world, and it's one of the last great success stories in American business. Accidental Empires is the trenchant, vastly readable history of that industry, focusing as much on the astoundingly odd personalities at its core--Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mitch Kapor, etc. and the hacker culture they spawned as it does on the remarkable technology they created. Cringely reveals the manias and foibles of these men (they are always men) with deadpan hilarity and cogently demonstrates how their neuroses have shaped the computer business. But Cringely gives us much more than high-tech voyeurism and insider gossip. From the birth of the transistor to the mid-life crisis of the computer industry, he spins a sweeping, uniquely American saga of creativity and ego that is at once uproarious, shocking and inspiring
Triumph of the nerds by Robert X Cringely( Visual )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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)
Nerds 2.0.1 : a brief history of the Internet( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series examining the ins and outs of one of the most volatile industries: the Internet. This first episode examines how the seeds of the Internet were planted by Sputnik. In a reaction to Russia's leap ahead in technology, the Pentagon developed a new agency called ARPA. ARPAnet was created to connect computer researchers at universities across the nation. In nine months flat, the technology was invented, built and installed
Steve Jobs the lost interview by Paul Sen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995, during the making of his TV series Triumph of the Nerds about the birth of the PC, Bob Cringely did an hour-long interview with Steve Jobs, shortly after Jobs was ousted from Apple and two years before Jobs would return to take over Apple. Jobs discusses his early days, career battles, and vision for the future
Triumph of the nerds( Visual )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the PC industry came of age in the 1980s. Includes interviews with Bill Gates of Microsoft, IBM's decision to "buy, not build" PC technology, the introduction of IBM's PC into the U.S. Market followed rapidly by clones, the shaky co-operation between Microsoft and IBM, IBM's launch of OS/2, and Microsoft's introduction of Windows
Triumph of the nerds( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the pioneering years of the PC revolution during the mid-1970's in Silicon Valley. Includes the Altair 8800, the Homebrew Computer Club, the West Coast Computer Faire and hippie culture, nerds and hobbyists. Steve Wozniak eventually spawns Apple II, while Steve Jobs, at 25, becomes worth $100 million
Electric money bills to bytes by Reiner Moritz Associates( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet the radical visionaries, innovators and entrepreneurs who - often against great resistance - brought information technology to the world of finance, changing forever the way money moves."--Container
The transformation age surviving a technology revolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With observations and comments from real world technology and business pioneers, and the wit and wisdom of host Robert X. Cringely, THE TRANSFORMATION AGE looks at the boundless opportunities and the overwhelming challenges in this new age of discovery and constant change"--Container
Nerds 2.0.1 a brief history of the Internet( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series examining the ins and outs of one of the most volatile industries: the Internet. This second episode examines the advent of the PC and the need to connect them all to a network. But first someone had to figure out how to do it. That guy was Bob Metcalfe, founder of 3Com. As the market for networking evolved the battle began in earnest; 3Com, Sun, Novell, Cisco and Microsoft entered the market creating a civil war and billion-dollar partnerships
Connecting the suits( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part two of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self-proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode deals with the advent of personal computers and the need to develop them into a network, and with the person who was the first to do that, Bob Metcalfe, founder of 3Com. Following shortly after a number of other companies, including Sun Systems, Novell, Microsoft, and Cisco entered the picture, and a volatile competitive market was created
The decline and fall of IBM : end of an American icon? by Robert X Cringely( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IBM is in serious trouble. Big Blue, as the company is known, tends to rely for its success on magical thinking but that magic ran out a long time ago. The company got in trouble back in the 1990s and had to hire for the first time an outside CEO, Lou Gerstner, to save the day. Gerstner pushed IBM into services with spectacular results but this hur
Accidental empires by Robert X Cringely( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiring the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part three of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self-proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode begins with a visit to Excite, a typical Silicon Valley entrepreneurial adventure, and goes on to explore the development and refinement of the World Wide Web
Networking the nerds( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self-proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode tells of the beginning of the industry, which was in large part a reaction to the Russian leap of technology resulting in Sputnik. The new agency ARPA was created to link computers at universities across the nation, and was operational in only nine months
Plane crazy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Cringely, computer industry gossip columnist, trades in his silicon chips for spruce, fiberglass and glue as he attempts to design, build and fly a plane in 30 days
Impressing their friends by Robert X Cringely( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Transformation age surviving a technology revolution with Robert X. Cringely( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Cringley discusses how information technology has and will change are lives in the 21st century
 
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Accidental empires : how the boys of Silicon Valley make their millions, battle foreign competition, and still can't get a date
Alternative Names
Cringely, Bob

Cringely, Robert

Robert X. Cringely Amerikaans journalist

Robert X. Cringely giornalista statunitense

Stephens, Mark

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