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Silicon Cowboys (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 16 September 2016 (USA)
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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.

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Jason Cohen
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Rod Canion Rod Canion
Jim Harris Jim Harris
Bill Murto Bill Murto
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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.

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They risked their future to create ours_


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English

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16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Silicon Cowboys See more »

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$5,724, 16 September 2016, Limited Release

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$5,724, 16 September 2016
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Houston The Action Town
Written & Performed by Weldon Bonner
Published by Tradition Music Co. (BMI)
All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Courtesy of Arhoolie Records
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No Mention of DEC?
5 April 2017 | by garyreg-80241See all my reviews

I was astonished that there was no mention of networking or the role it played in the proliferation of PCs. Digital Equipment Corporation was a leader in networks, power workstations and service in 1998, when Compaq acquired them for $9.6 Billion. Again no mention of this although they said "Compaq merged with HP in 2001" although Compaq's strengths in servers, business consulting and services acquired from Digital, where a major factor in the merger.


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