This is a semi-humorous biographical film about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Corporation and Microsoft Inc.Written by
At the 1999 Macworld conference, shortly after the premiere of this TV movie, the introductory comments were made not by Steve Jobs, but by Noah Wyle, reprising his role in this movie. The real Jobs emerged shortly after and traded jokes with Wyle. See more »
The text of the newspaper article shown near the beginning ("Boy Laughs and Computer Burns") has a sentence that says "A suggestion that public hearings on applications be limited to one every six months was taken under advisement by commission." That text is copied and from the article shown directly above. See more »
I don't want you to think of this as just a film - some process of converting electrons and magnetic impulses into shapes and figures and sounds. No. Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or poet. That's how you have to think of this. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing.
Right. Well, Steven, at the moment I'm a touch more worried about getting...
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I have yet to see the new TNT film "Pirates of Silicon Valley" but I will say that I am extrememly interested. I have appreciated both actors, and have enjoyed TNT films before.
While "Pirates" will probably be a good adaptation of the early days of Jobs and Gates and Computers, to get the True Story of the Early Days, search and find the Wonderful Documentary Film "Triumph of the Nerds". This documentary was filmed about 8 years ago (i think, IMDB may have actual info) and tracks the success of not only Jobs and Gates, but all the 'little people' who supported and suffered along the way. It is entertaining, and shows the good side, and bad side of the whole revolution.
Again, I would like to say that "Pirates" promises to be interesting, but please give "Triumph" a try.
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