Silicon Cowboys

Silicon Cowboys

Downloadable Video - 2016
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Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.. Winner of the Special Jury Prize - New Jersey Films Competition for Archival Filmmaking at the Montclair Film Festival.. "A fascinating account of maverick innovators during the Wild West era of personal computing." - Joe Leydon, Variety. "You won't walk away with a degree in business or psychology after watching SILICON COWBOYS. But this documentary leaves you with a curious feeling that you've earned college credit in both, and gotten a few laughs as well." - Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times. "Feels like a suspense thriller...Think of it as AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” without the women, or even HBO’s “Silicon Valley” with a mostly Texas setting." - San Francisco Chronicle
Publisher: FilmRise, 2016.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Branch Call Number: eVideo kanopy
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (78 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound


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