The 1996 documentary “Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires” and it’s 1998 sequel, “Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet” chronicle the rise of the internet and personal computer along with the visionaries that created them. It was written and hosted by Mark Stephens under the pseudonym Robert X. Cringely for PBS.
Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires
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).
Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing Their Friends.
Triumph of the Nerds: Riding The Bear.
Triumph of the Nerds: Great Artists Steal.
Join Robert X Cringely in this much-anticipated sequel to Triumph of the Nerds, as he turns his well-informed and irreverent eye on the intriguing history of the Internet. Go deep into the bowels of the Pentagon to witness the birth of the Internet and follow its rapid rise to the cutting edge of the World Wide Web. On his journey, Cringely interviews the unknown nerds who laid the Internet’s foundations, visits the Silicon Valley of India and grills the founders of the networking companies who have made millions from this fascinating new technology.