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Cringely, Robert X.

Overview
Works: 69 works in 161 publications in 4 languages and 3,720 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Popular works  Periodicals  Documentary films 
Roles: Host, Author of screenplay
Classifications: HD9696.C63, 338.470040979473
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Most widely held works by Robert X Cringely
Accidental empires : how the boys of Silicon Valley make their millions, battle foreign competition, and still can't get a date by Robert X Cringely ( Book )
25 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computer manufacturing is--after cars, energy production and illegal drugs--the largest industry in the world, and it's one of the last great success stories in American business. Accidental Empires is the trenchant, vastly readable history of that industry, focusing as much on the astoundingly odd personalities at its core--Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mitch Kapor, etc. and the hacker culture they spawned as it does on the remarkable technology they created. Cringely reveals the manias and foibles of these men (they are always men) with deadpan hilarity and cogently demonstrates how their neuroses have shaped the computer business. But Cringely gives us much more than high-tech voyeurism and insider gossip. From the birth of the transistor to the mid-life crisis of the computer industry, he spins a sweeping, uniquely American saga of creativity and ego that is at once uproarious, shocking and inspiring
Triumph of the nerds by Robert X Cringely ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the pioneering years of the PC revolution during the mid-1970's in Silicon Valley (1st work). Explains how the PC industry came of age in the 1980's. Interviews Steve Jobs who co-founded Apple Computer and Bill Gates of Microsoft (2nd work). Looks at changes in the PC industry during the 1990's and their impact on the future. Discusses the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and the Internet (3rd work)
Nerds 2.0.1 a brief history of the Internet ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A three part series examining the ins and outs of one of the most volatile industries: the Internet. This second episode examines the advent of the PC and the need to connect them all to a network. But first someone had to figure out how to do it. That guy was Bob Metcalfe, founder of 3Com. As the market for networking evolved the battle began in earnest; 3Com, Sun, Novell, Cisco and Microsoft entered the market creating a civil war and billion-dollar partnerships
Steve Jobs the lost interview ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1995, during the making of his TV series Triumph of the Nerds about the birth of the PC, Bob Cringely did an hour-long interview with Steve Jobs, shortly after Jobs was ousted from Apple and two years before Jobs would return to take over Apple. Jobs discusses his early days, career battles, and vision for the future
Triumph of the nerds ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how the PC industry came of age in the 1980s. Includes interviews with Bill Gates of Microsoft, IBM's decision to "buy, not build" PC technology, the introduction of IBM's PC into the U.S. Market followed rapidly by clones, the shaky co-operation between Microsoft and IBM, IBM's launch of OS/2, and Microsoft's introduction of Windows
Triumph of the nerds ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the pioneering years of the PC revolution during the mid-1970's in Silicon Valley. Includes the Altair 8800, the Homebrew Computer Club, the West Coast Computer Faire and hippie culture, nerds and hobbyists. Steve Wozniak eventually spawns Apple II, while Steve Jobs, at 25, becomes worth $100 million
Triumph of the nerds ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the changes in the PC industry during the 1990s and their impact on the future. Includes the introduction of Windows 95, the biggest global product launch ever; satellite links; and Xerox PARC, the user friendly technology adopted by Steve Jobs for Macintosh. Looks at the struggle to make PCs more friendly with graphical user interface and the advent and impact of the Internet
Electric money bills to bytes by Reiner Moritz Associates ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Meet the radical visionaries, innovators and entrepreneurs who - often against great resistance - brought information technology to the world of finance, changing forever the way money moves."--Container
The transformation age surviving a technology revolution ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With observations and comments from real world technology and business pioneers, and the wit and wisdom of host Robert X. Cringely, THE TRANSFORMATION AGE looks at the boundless opportunities and the overwhelming challenges in this new age of discovery and constant change"--Container
Connecting the suits ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part two of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self-proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode deals with the advent of personal computers and the need to develop them into a network, and with the person who was the first to do that, Bob Metcalfe, founder of 3Com. Following shortly after a number of other companies, including Sun Systems, Novell, Microsoft, and Cisco entered the picture, and a volatile competitive market was created
Nerds 2.0.1 a brief history of the Internet ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A three part series examining the ins and outs of one of the most volatile industries: the Internet. In this final episode we visit Excite, a typical Silicon Valley entrepreneurial adventure. Then we unlock the making of the World Wide Web, created by Tim Berners-Lee in Geneva, who made "http://www" the star it is today. While the World Wide Web was making the Internet available to more people, it still wasn't a friendly experience. Netscape and Microsoft changed all that so the Internet has become a 24-hour a day medium where people can do business, chat and go shopping
Bâtisseurs d'empires par accident : origines et dessous de la Silicon Valley by Robert X Cringely ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Digital TV a Cringely crash course ( )
in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Companion to the PBS series provides an introduction to digital television by explaining where TV came from and where it's headed. Includes a history of television, mechanical and electronic television, analog versus digital television, aspect ratio and picture resolution, high definition TV, and enhanced and interactive television
Unternehmen Zufall : wie die Jungs vom Silicon Valley die Milliarden scheffeln, die Konkurrenz bekriegen und trotzdem keine Frau bekommen by Robert X Cringely ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in German and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yi wai de dian nao wang guo by Robert X Cringely ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accidental empires by Robert X Cringely ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wiring the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part three of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self-proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode begins with a visit to Excite, a typical Silicon Valley entrepreneurial adventure, and goes on to explore the development and refinement of the World Wide Web
Networking the nerds ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part one of a three-part series in which Bob Cringely, a self-proclaimed nerd and industry gossip columnist, leads viewers in an examination of the exciting industry known as the Internet. This episode tells of the beginning of the industry, which was in large part a reaction to the Russian leap of technology resulting in Sputnik. The new agency ARPA was created to link computers at universities across the nation, and was operational in only nine months
Plane crazy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob Cringely, computer industry gossip columnist, trades in his silicon chips for spruce, fiberglass and glue as he attempts to design, build and fly a plane in 30 days
Accidental empires revisited : how the boys of Silicon Valley make their millions, battle foreign competition, and still can't get a date by Robert X Cringely ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cringely, Bob
Cringely, Robert
クリンジリー, ロバート・X
Languages
English (94)
German (2)
Chinese (2)
French (2)
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