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Cringely, Robert X.

Overview
Works: 68 works in 175 publications in 7 languages and 3,637 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Documentary films  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Host, Author of screenplay
Classifications: HD9696.C63, 338.470040979473
Publication Timeline
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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 )

45 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 8 languages and held by 1,387 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 828 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 )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series examining the ins and outs of one of the most volatile industries: the Internet. The first episode, Networking the nerds, examines how the seeds of the Internet were planted by Sputnik. The second episode, Connecting the suits, examines the advent of the PC and the need to connect them all to a network. The third episode, Wiring the world, visits Excite, a typical Silicon Valley entrepreneurial adventure, as well as describing how the Internet became a comfortable environment to do business, chat, and go shopping
Steve Jobs the lost interview( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 370 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 )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 76 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 70 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
Triumph of the nerds( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 70 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
Electric money bills to bytes by Reiner Moritz Associates( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 59 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 53 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 45 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 )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series examining the ins and outs of one of the most volatile industries: the Internet. This first episode examines how the seeds of the Internet were planted by Sputnik. In a reaction to Russia's leap ahead in technology, the Pentagon developed a new agency called ARPA. ARPAnet was created to connect computer researchers at universities across the nation. In nine months flat, the technology was invented, built and installed
Nerds 2.0.1 a brief history of the Internet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 38 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
Accidental empires by Robert X Cringely( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiring the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 15 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 15 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
The decline and fall of IBM : end of an American icon? by Robert X Cringely( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IBM is in serious trouble. Big Blue, as the company is known, tends to rely for its success on magical thinking but that magic ran out a long time ago. The company got in trouble back in the 1990s and had to hire for the first time an outside CEO, Lou Gerstner, to save the day. Gerstner pushed IBM into services with spectacular results but this hur
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
The Transformation age surviving a technology revolution with Robert X. Cringely( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Cringley discusses how information technology has and will change are lives in the 21st century
Impressing their friends by Robert X Cringely( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first episode will cover the pioneering years in the mid-1970's. Bob Cringely will begin by providing the context that created the PC industry. He will introduce the audience to Silicon Valley where the PC revolution started, its spread to the Pacific North and over to the East Coast, and finally the world. This is a first look at the PC pioneers, a group of disenfranchised nerds who did not meet the macho standards of American maleness. They were a motley group of hobbyists/opportunists who saw a niche that needed to be filled. They had no idea how businesses were supposed to run, no sense of what was impossible, so they faked it, making their own way of doing business--ways that are institutionalized today but not generally documented or formally taught
Triumph of the nerds great artists steal( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Accidental empires : how the boys of Silicon Valley make their millions, battle foreign competition, and still can't get a date
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