triumph of the nerds PBS film

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by papadopolis1024, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
    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.

  2. shu82 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2007
    Rocket City, AL
    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!
  3. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    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."

    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

    Mar 14, 2007
    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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