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Accidental Empires To See Reboot, via the Internet

shuttah (2475982) writes | more than 2 years ago

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shuttah (2475982) writes "Robert X. Cringely, author of the 1992 influential book Accidental Empires, will be republishing & updating (including pictures & new chapters) the now twenty year-old book via the launch of a new blog also by the author.

Cingeley tell us — "So next month I’ll be starting a second blog with its own URL just for Accidental Empires. I, Cringely will continue right here as ever (no changes at all), but on the book blog I will over several months publish — a chapter or so at a time — the entire 100,000-word book for the world to read, free of charge."

The book was also the basis for Cringley's 1996 TV miniseries "Triumph of the Nerds" released by PBS."

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shuttah (2475982) | more than 2 years ago | (#38968799)

Sorry, guys. I got really excited after reading this entry on Cringely's blog and realize there are a few typos in there. My apologies. Anyway, the 1996 "Triumph of the Nerds - The Rise of Accidental Empires" television series "Official Website" [pbs.org] is uploaded onto YouTube via the links below. You can also buy the series on the PBS website here [shoppbs.org].

The follow-up series, 1998's "Nerds 2.0.1 - A Brief History of the Internet" ("official" website) [pbs.org] is uploaded onto Google Video via the links below, too. You can buy a copy or two of this follow-up series on Amazon in glorious VHS format [amazon.com].

Triumph of the Nerds - The Rise of Accidental Empires
Part 1 - "Impressing Their Friends" [youtube.com]
Part 2 - "Riding The Bear" [youtube.com]
Part 3 - "Great Artists Steal" [youtube.com]

Nerds 2.0.1 - A Brief History of the Internet
Part 1 - Networking the Nerds [google.com]
Part 2 - Serving the Suits [google.com]
Part 3 - Wiring the World [google.com]

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