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It happened more or less by accident; the people who made it happen wereamateurs; and for the most part they still are. From his own Silicon Valley garage, author Bob Cringley puts PC bigshots and nerds on the spot, and tells their incredible true stories. Like the industry itself, the series is informative, funny and brash. Some of the episode participants include: Bill Gates (Chairman of Microsoft, the richest man in the world), Steve Jobs (Hippie co-founder of Apple Computer; CEO of NeXT Computer; and the man who wanted to change the world), and Steve Wozniak (Co-founder of Apple Computer; engineering genius, practical joker).
Written and Presented by: Bob Cringely
All 3 volumes on 1 DVD:
*Impressing Their Friends
*Riding the Bear
*Great Artists Steal
DVD has English Sub-titles that can be turned on or off.
Bob Cringley hosts this terrific three-part video history of the computer industry. More than a pedestrian history of the industry, this compelling program contains animated segments, promotional clips, archival footage, and intriguingly honest interview with wealthy industry nerds (Gates, Wozniak, Jobs, etc.). With computers such a pervasive presence in society, this fascinating set holds wide appeal even for computer illiterates. --Booklist
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A lot of what I heard was fascinating.. Esp the part that Apple was just another PC company in trouble, which they were.. But who knew what the future would bring, besides Steve Jobs, who is the true genius among all these other geniuses.
Watching it feels like can predict the future (which we know) but just strange seeing where we have gone with smartphones etc.
Bob Cringley is perfect and the writing is superb. Good job Bob. 10 stars if I could give them!
Again never seen anything else like it. Wish he had released the follow up program he promised.
Recommended to anyone interested in computers, the Internet, technology, or just plain contemporary history.
Most recent customer reviews
Although it's over 20 years old, it is a must-see.Read more