Released by Jason Scott under Creative Commons BY-SA. http://www.bbsdocumentary.comIt’s been a long time since I’ve posted something but I just found out about this BBS documentary that I had to share with anyone that may be interested. Seeing these people talk about BBS in the same way that I feel about it and the community that they brought together is very interesting and brings back some really great memories.
- Project Code Rush
Netscape Mozilla Documentary 1998 - 2000 ProJect Code Rush - creative common licence (by znoopy2k)
A documentary on Netscape, Mozilla, programmers and the dot-com era. Interesting stuff; and on a personal note: as much as they make being a programmer sound quite depressing, it does make me want to code.
Then again, this film is 10 years old… Who knows what the life of a programmer is like now.
Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing Their Friends (1996 Documentary)
I’m not sure how I never saw this before but I’m sure glad that I’m viewing it now. This is excellent!
"Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996) is a documentary film written and hosted by Robert X. Cringely and produced for British television by Oregon Public Broadcasting. The title refers to the 1984 film, Revenge of the Nerds, and the documentary itself is based on Cringely’s book Accidental Empires. The three-part film first premiered on PBS in June 1996.
The documentary chronicles the rise of the personal computer/home computer beginning in the 1970s with the Altair 8800, Apple I and Apple II and VisiCalc. It continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1980s and the mid 1990s, ending at the beginning of the Dot-com boom with the release of Windows 95. It includes interviews with many influential figures in the PC industry, including Apple’s Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, and Oracle’s Larry Ellison.
Episode 1of3: (above)
Watch Part (2of3)
Riding The Bear
Watch Part (3of3)
Great Artists Steal
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