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Reaction Paper for Pirates of the Silicon Valley

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REACTION PAPER
“PIRATES OF THE SILICON VALLEY”

When announced that we're going to watch a movie about computer evolution, I was like "oh no! for sure this will serve as my sleeping pill for today". But as the story goes, it is very interesting, very inspiring that makes me want to know more about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

The movie Pirates of Silicon Valley is a film based on the book "Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer" by Paul Freiberger.
The movie took off w/ Steve Jobs talking to a director, which happened in the middle of a commercial for Apple Computer. The commercial ended w/ a girl running and throwing a hammer to the screen, shattering and making it explode. The movie then transitions to a flashback on the younger days of Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak, as well as the younger days of Bill Gates, Paul Allen & Steve Ballmer.

Both (Steve Jobs & Bill Gates) have strong personalities, evidently genius, thinking out of the box, and very competitive. Steve started Apple Office in his garage working w/ his partner Steve Wozniak, Elizabeth and Dan, creating and selling their computers. After some time, they had an offer to present their machine on a exhibit, from where we will see physical changes of Steve Jobs, from having a mustache to a clean, good looking face and also from shirts to coat & tie attire. The facial expression of the actor who portrays Steve Jobs is really amazing, I mean in character if you would put yourself on that situation. They were amazed how people are interested on their product. It was also the first time the two famous and influential man of computer evolution meet. Bill Gates together with Paul Allen who worked at MITS (Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems) w/ Ed Roberts at that time had their own post on the exhibit as well. MITS's product, Altair was the first microcomputer to run Microsoft Software, manufactured too by Bill Gates and his team. They were ignored by Steve Jobs who were busy...

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