triumph of the nerds PBS film

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  1. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    Hello
    This past week I have been debating to get this film on DVD because many say it has been shortened from its original content. I was wondering if A) This is true. and B) Where could I find the original product.

    Thanks,
    Papadopolis
     
  2. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    I know this is on google video since PBS posts most of their stuff there. You could call PBS and order it if it isn't on their website anymore. I love that movie. I have also ordered it from Netflix before. It is a great movie!
     
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    It's not a film, it was a series which aired many years ago on PBS, created by Robert X. Cringely, and based on his book "Accidental Empires."

    http://www.amazon.com/Triumph-Nerds...00006FXQO/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-3386622-4374057

    It is an informative (and very entertaining) history of the early personal computer industry. The book is well worth reading, too.

    Apparently the series was shortened some for DVD, which is unfortunate. But if you've never seen it, I suppose this is the only way you ever will.
     
  5. papadopolis1024 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks I actually just ordered it about an hour ago (with Pirates of Silicon Valley) And can not wait to watch them! I will let you know what I think of them!
     

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