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Triumph of the nerds [videorecording] / written and presented by Bobert X. Cringely ; series director, Paul Sen ; series producers, John Gau, Stephen Segaller ; John Gau Productions and Oregon Public Broadcasting with RM Associates for Channel 4 and PBS.


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English. Includes optional English subtitles.
Release date:
Production date:
New York, NY : Ambrose Video Pub. ; [S.l.] : Distributed by RM Associates, [2002?]
  • Video
  • 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Title Variation:
Subtitle on container insert: Irreverent history of the PC industry
Based on Cringely's book: Accidental Empires. Originally produced as a television program series in 1996.
  • Impressing their friends
  • Riding the bear
  • Great artists steal.
Production Credits:
Camera, John Booth; music, Nitin Sawhney; illustrator, Chris Robson; research, Cyndee Readdean; editor, Michael Duxbury.
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).
Also issued on VHS.
DVD (NTSC, region 1).
Sen, Paul.
Gau, John.
Segaller, Stephen.
Cringely, Robert X.
John Gau Productions.
Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Reiner Moritz Associates.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Ambrose Video Publishing.
Related Work:
Cringely, Robert X. Accidental empires.
Included Work:
Impressing their friends. Riding the bear. Great artists steal.

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