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Cringely, Robert X.

Overview
Works: 82 works in 206 publications in 7 languages and 3,579 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Interviews  Biography  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Popular works  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, osp, Host, Narrator
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 )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 1,228 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 778 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)
Steve Jobs : the lost interview by Paul Sen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 382 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
Nerds 2.0.1 : a brief history of the Internet( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 351 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 examines how the seeds of the Internet were planted by Sputnik. The second episode examines the advent of the PC and the need to connect them all to a network. The third episode 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
Triumph of the nerds( Visual )

3 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
Bâtisseurs d'empires par accident : origines et dessous de la Silicon Valley by Robert X Cringely( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triumph of the nerds( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 72 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 69 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
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
Electric money : bills to bytes by Reiner Moritz Associates( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 50 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
Connecting the suits( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 39 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 )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 34 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 )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 32 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
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

The decline & fall of IBM : end of an American icon? by Robert X Cringely( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IBM is in serious trouble. Big Blue, as the company is known, tends to rely on magical thinking for its success, but that magic ran out a long time ago. The trouble began back in the 1990s and IBM had to hire, for the first time, an outside CEO. Lou Gerstner saved the day, pushing IBM into services with spectacular results, but not without consequence. As services became commoditized, IBM could compete only by offshoring the work. Quality suffered. In addition, Gerstner's compensation was very high, which impacted IBM negatively. In IBM history, only the Watson family hit rich running IBM. Later CEOs, like John Opel and John Akers, lived comfortable lives with many perks, but weren't BIG RICH. That changed with Gerstner.IBM has essentially sacrificed both its customers and its employees in the name of earnings. The company has cut labor to the bone, offshored as much as possible, and dropped quality. Acquisitions are deliberately underbid, the under-delivered. These moves, combined with share buybacks, have kept earnings growing until recently, when the house of cards began to fall. IBM's current CEO, Ginni Rometty, has outlined an earning goal for 2015 and she is not afraid to destroy the company to achieve it. This book outlines IBM's fall from grace, where the company is heading, and what can be done to save IBM before it's too late
The decline and fall of IBM : end of an American icon? by Robert X Cringely( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 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
Accidental empires by Robert X Cringely( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Networking the nerds( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 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
Digital TV( )

in English and held by 0 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
 
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Cringely, Bob

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Robert X. Cringely Amerikaans journalist

Robert X. Cringely giornalista statunitense

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