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Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing Their Friends

Posted in Hacker culture by anaumov on 23.01.2012

This film/documentary chronicles the history of personal computers beginning in the 1970s with the Altair 8800, Apple and VisiCalc. It continues the story revolution IBM PC and Apple Macintosh in the 1980s and the mid 1990s at the beginning of the Dot-com boom.

A personal computer is one intended for individual use, as opposed to a mainframes where the end user’s requests are handled a large cabinets that housed the central processing unit and main memory. After the development of the microprocessor, individual personal computers were low enough in cost that they eventually became affordable consumer goods.

There is nothing about Free Software movement, but in 1996 (year of this documentary’s release) not so many people really belive in success of the Free Software on personal computer (see The Code Linux and Revolution OS).

I think, this is the best documentary about the computers’ history 😉

I part, II part, III part


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