Etymology[ edit ] The first documented appearance of the word nerd is as the name of a creature in Dr. Dick claimed to have coined the "nurd" spelling inbut its first recorded use appeared in a student publication at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI. This belief can be harmful, as it can cause high-school students to "switch off their lights" out of fear of being branded as a nerd,  and cause otherwise appealing people to be considered nerdy simply for their intellect.
Documentary Description Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires It happened more or less by accident; the people who made it happen were amateurs; and for the most part they still are. From his own Silicon Valley garage, author Bob Cringely 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. This is the seminal work by long time technology reporter Robert Cringely. If you ever wondered why Apple made more millionaires when they went public than any other company, ever, than this is something you don't want to miss.
Besides the content being brilliant, Bob is spot on as he stays close enough to the action so that you enjoy it but far enough away so that you realize you're getting an objective vs. It's the best ever, and Bob knows I feel that way too.
Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires zooms backwards on the information superhighway to show in vivid detail how youthful amateurs, hippies and self-proclaimed "nerds" accidentally changed the world.
The three-hour program chronicles the birth and growth of Silicon Valley's personal computer industry. Hosted by Bob Cringely, a longtime industry observer, the story unfolds through Bay Area garages, industrial parks and convenience stores to examine the quirky, relentless and profitable adventures of the unlikely 20th-century pioneers who created the miracle products that revolutionized the world.
Triumph of the Nerds features interviews with some of the industry's most recognizable characters, including Microsoft's Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and Apple founder Steve Jobs. For the first time, television tackles the history of this new industry with attention to the culture from which it sprang as well as the culture that it created.
Cringely's book, Accidental Empires: Having written whimsical commentary for an industry trade publication, Cringely brings tart and insightful observations to the program. Exploring the rise of Apple, Microsoft and other companies, the program examines the intra-industry competition and the displacement of corporate giants like IBM.
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I think there are a couple of villains in here as well. The documentary chronicles the rise of the personal computer/home computer beginning in the s with the Altair , Apple I and Apple II and VisiCalc. It continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the s and the mid s, ending at the beginning of the Dot-com boom.
Triumph of the Nerds is a British/American television documentary, produced by John Gau Productions and Oregon Public Broadcasting for Channel 4 and PBS.
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Reflection Questions - Triumph of the Nerds, Part 1 Choose 4 questions to answer see specific directions at the bottom of the page. 1. Where is the “Silicon Valley”? What is the significance of the location of the “Silicon Valley”?
The movie ‘Triumph of Nerds’ part 2 developed a concept of the computer market and revolved around the functioning, and licensing of computer systems.