Triumph of the Nerds

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  • user warning: Table 'cache' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache SET data = '<p>If you haven\'t seen the <b>Triumph of the Nerds</b> series from PBS\' Robert X. Cringely, check it out! It was made in 1996... but it is still fascinating for anyone who either lived through it or is interested in computer history.</p>\n<p><embed id=\"VideoPlayback\" style=\"width:524px;height:428px\" flashvars=\"\" src=\"http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-2539790754467363791&amp;hl=en\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\"> </embed><br />\n<b>Part 1</b></p>\n<p>Part 2 and 3 are in the full article.</p>\n<p><br><br><br />\n<embed id=\"VideoPlayback\" style=\"width:524px;height:428px\" flashvars=\"\" src=\"http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-5444663153778650128&amp;hl=en\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\"> </embed><br />\n<b>Part 2</b></p>\n<p><br><br><br />\n<embed id=\"VideoPlayback\" style=\"width:524px;height:428px\" flashvars=\"\" src=\"http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-8579920210107554913&amp;hl=en\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\"> </embed><br />\n<b>Part 3</b></p>\n<p>You can download the videos from Google in .mp4 format as well... but I don\'t know how good the A/V sync is.</p>\n<p>Hey, while I\'m add it, I might as well include <b>Pirates of Silicon Valley</b>.</p>\n<p><embed id=\"VideoPlayback\" style=\"width:524px;height:428px\" flashvars=\"\" src=\"http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-1552555273778978142&amp;hl=en\" type=\"application/x-shockwave-flash\"> </embed></p>\n', created = 1411279811, expire = 1411366211, headers = '' WHERE cid = 'filter:3:d7f83d3ae9ef61d1bf9ccaff3fc089ca' in /home/dowdle/public_html/montanalinux/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 121.
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  • user warning: Table 'cache' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache SET data = '<p>Very good post. </p>\n<p>I loved the videos. I haven\'t seen this series before and really appreciate them.</p>\n<p>Although I have seen Pirates of Silicon Valley the video doesn\'t play.</p>\n<p>Thank you.</p>\n<br class=\"clear\" />', created = 1411279812, expire = 1411366212, headers = '' WHERE cid = 'filter:1:eab0d383660c789691eb333771ed419c' in /home/dowdle/public_html/montanalinux/includes/database.mysql.inc on line 121.

If you haven't seen the Triumph of the Nerds series from PBS' Robert X. Cringely, check it out! It was made in 1996... but it is still fascinating for anyone who either lived through it or is interested in computer history.


Part 1

Part 2 and 3 are in the full article.





Part 2





Part 3

You can download the videos from Google in .mp4 format as well... but I don't know how good the A/V sync is.

Hey, while I'm add it, I might as well include Pirates of Silicon Valley.

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Excellent

Very good post.

I loved the videos. I haven't seen this series before and really appreciate them.

Although I have seen Pirates of Silicon Valley the video doesn't play.

Thank you.


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