Silicon Cowboys

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Silicon Cowboys

based on novel or book texas ibm 1980s 80's style computing david vs. goliath compaq pc portable computer

Silicon Cowboys

Release Date: September 16, 2016

Year    :   2016
Slogan    :   «They risked their future to create ours...»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Fancy Film Post Services, Zipper Bros Films, Campfire
Director    :   Jason Cohen
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Jason Cohen, Steven Leckart, Rod Canion
RunTime    :   77 mins.

Launched in 1982 by three friends in a Houston diner, Compaq Computer set out to build a portable PC to take on IBM, the world’s most powerful tech company. Many had tried cloning the industry leader’s code, only to be trounced by IBM and its high-priced lawyers. Explore the remarkable David vs. Goliath story, and eventual demise, of Compaq, an unlikely upstart who altered the future of computing and helped shape the world as we know it today.

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