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The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires ()


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Three part documentary that shows the insight look at the history of computers, from its rise in the 1970s to the beginning of the Dot-com boom of the late 1990s.

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Robert X. Cringely ...
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Sam Albert ...
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Bill Atkinson ...
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Dan Bricklin ...
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David Bunnell ...
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Rod Canion ...
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Jim Cannavino ...
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Christine Comaford ...
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Eddy Curry ...
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Esther Dyson ...
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Chris Espinosa ...
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Gordon Eubanks ...
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Lee Felsenstein ...
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Bob Frankston ...
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Harry Garland ...
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Adele Goldberg ...
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Marv Goldschmitt ...
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Andy Hertzfeld ...
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Gary Kildall ...
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Joe Krause ...
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Bill Lowe ...
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Roger Melen ...
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Bob Metcalfe ...
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Gordon Moore ...
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Dana Muise ...
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Doug Muise ...
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Bill Murto ...
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Ted Nelson ...
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Tim Patterson ...
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Vern Raburn ...
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Jeff Raikes ...
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Jean Richardson ...
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Ed Roberts ...
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Arthur Rock ...
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Jack Sams ...
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John Sculley ...
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Rich Seidner ...
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Charles Simonyi ...
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Sparky Sparks ...
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Claude Stern ...
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Bob Taylor ...
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Mark Van Haren ...
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John E. Warnock ...
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Jim Warren ...
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Robert X. Cringely ... (book "Accidental Empires")
 
Robert X. Cringely ... (screenplay)

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Gene Koon ... sound mixer

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Also Known As
  • The Triumph of the Nerds (United States)
  • Триумф ботаников: Подъем косвенных империй (Russia)
  • Szilícium mindhalálig (Hungary)
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Did You Know?

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Goofs Part 1 refers to the First West Coast Computer Faire where the Apple II was introduced. The Faire was in April 1977, not 1978. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #7.46 (2011). See more »
Quotes Steve Jobs: The problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste, and what that means is, and I don't mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way.
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