Silicon Cowboys

Silicon Cowboys

DVD - 2016
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Launched in 1982 by three friends in a Houston diner, Compaq Computer set out to build a portable PC to take on IBM, the world's most powerful tech company. Many had tried cloning the industry leader's code, only to be trounced by IBM and its high-priced lawyers. "Silicon Cowboys" explores the remarkable David vs. Goliath rise, and eventual demise, of Compaq, an unlikely upstart who altered the future of computing and helped shape the world as we know it today. Directed by Oscar-nominated director Jason Cohen, the film offers a fresh look at the explosive rise of the 1980's PC industry and is a refreshing alternative to the familiar narratives of Jobs, Gates and Zuckerberg
Publisher: [United States] : [FilmRise], [2016]
Copyright Date: 2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD
Other Standard Identifier: 760137891796

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Mar 15, 2018

The story is worthwhile, and one that I was completely unaware of. The movie itself is OK, but not fantastic.

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