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Pirates of Silicon Valley Review

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Saint Louis University
Baguio City, Benguet
School of Nursing

In partial fulfillment of the requirement needed in
NURSING INFORMATICS Lecture
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REACTION PAPER
(Pirates of Silicon Valley)

Submitted by:
DONATO, Marklin Kay A.
BSN III- A
Schedule: 5-6 pm MTW

Submitted to:
Mr. John Kelvyn Lerma
NI Instructor

September 2010
Pirates of Silicon Valley is a 1999 film based on the book Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine. It is a made-for-television docudrama written and directed by Martyn Burke which documents the rise of the home computer (personal computer) through the rivalry between Apple Computer and Microsoft. The film stars Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates and Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs. (Wikipedia.com)

"The Pirates of Silicon Valley" is about the beginning of both Apple and Microsoft. Steve Jobs and his buddy Steve Wozniak have a tiny computer they've invented which is causing a lot of excitement. Eventually, they're getting orders, then money. Soon Apple is a flourishing company. In the meantime, Bill Gates and his buddy, Paul Allen, outspoken their way into creating an operating system for the newfangled machine, the Altair. Then they made their way into licensing DOS to IBM. Soon they're making a lot of money, although not as much as Apple. Apple takes the graphical user interface from Xerox's PARC labs, and then Microsoft steals it from Apple. It is based on a historical fact regarding on Steve Jobs and how Apple got started and also about Bill Gates and how Microsoft got started. The movie then proceeds to narrate the events that led to the development of the first Apple computer. The movie is called Pirates of Silicon Valley because it is about piracy in the computer world and Silicon Valley is a place in California where computers are built. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did many wrong actions during the beginnings of Microsoft...

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