Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Recommended Viewing: Pirates of Silicon Valley

If you ever wondered what happened between Apple and Microsoft - seriously, how could Microsoft be expected to win, when Apple came out with a graphical user interface before Microsoft? - this movie will explain it all. You have Steve Jobs, the leader of Apple, a brilliant visionary...who also happens to trip on LSD and have an illegitimate child that he refuses to support. You have Bill Gates, a college dropout, who takes an idea for an operating system and builds it...except that he didn't build it, he bought it from someone. Gates later creates Windows...except that he didn't come up with that idea, he stole it from Apple (who stole it from Xerox). If nothing else, it's funny to see today's "richest man in the world" in the days when he didn't know how to dress himself.

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