Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
I watched the movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)" yesterday. It is an unauthorized made-for-television docudrama written and directed by Martyn Burke. It covers the stories behind the advent of PC prevalence. Based upon the book, Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer, by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine, this film documents the rise of the home computer/personal computer through the rivalry between Apple Computer (Apple II and the Apple Macintosh) and Microsoft (DOS, IBM PC, and Windows).
- Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
are the true revolutionaries of our time. Not the students who occupied
the dean's office in the late '60s. Not the anti-war marchers who were
determined to overthrow the establishment. Jobs and Gates are the ones
who changed the way the world thinks, acts and communicates - answer to the question: "Why did these two "nerds" become icons?" in an interview with the director of the film, Martyn Burke