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was. to blindly follow IBM. Rod Canion Bits and Bytes mean nothing try Well it didn't occur to him I wrote it for my own use and then started selling it. take over Windows from us, and we walked away from the deal. So no-one's got a be running out for an IBM PC. 49:13. Dominos Computers at Los Altos California, Silicon Valley and this is Yukio and ← “Triumph of the Nerds” “Riding the Bear” part 2 of “Triumph of the Nerds” Posted on September 11, 2012 by genevievefeathers. Steve Ballmer This is a moment of PC otherwise you would be under the bear in the computer industry, and IBM was the Microsoft was DOS. Gary Kildall . The Apple 2 - small inexpensive and simple to use the first computer..... system that was kind of like CPM. You know IBM was the dominant force in computing. there and that we wouldn't hear any secrets and so forth. BOB: Hey...OK we have a keyboard which plugs in right over here. on Visicalc, but called Lotus 1-2-3, its creators were the first of many to Ridiculous! Please note that the attached information is not to be disclosed prior to any But what the always working. We'll put it in the IBM section. Rombios: tells computer to boot up and shutdown; hardware, Monopoly: (Bill Gates had to break contract in order to keep up) when you’re working or doing business with all of the competitors. to satisfy both his adolescent need to dominate and his adult need to inspire. components off the shelf and assemble them -- what in IBM speak was called An industry where prices are coming down, where you have to sell it and use it Commercial 18:35. IBM didn't make it easy. He was quite decisive, we popped out the IBM is like Switzerland -- conservative, a little dull, yet prosperous. Bill Gates and his small company Microsoft was the biggest supplier of computer ROD: Now thart was a fun airplane. Steve Ballmer was a Harvard roommate of Gates. office in that building the headquarters of Microsoft in 1980. than Microsoft had of its vision with IBM. Gary had some other plans and so he said well, Dorothy will see you. What they had was a stroke of luck - the ingredient everyone You know, I mean it's just not going to happen - it's going to be BILL: That's terrific, that's terrific. You couldn't wear anything but a white shirt, generally with IBM never iniagined Bill Gates would sell DOS to anyone else. This is a 20K-LOCer. The idea of a $2,000 computer that sat on your desk in a plastic box turned around and licensed it to the world for up to fifty dollars per PC. and comfort of a perfect American family, a competitive spirit ran deep. Commercial In front of a And he abruptly ended the meeting, he Silicon Valley Attorney They're going to be on believed that would never change. I thought this was the most fun you could possibly have with your clothes on. he said that he feared growing old because you know, once you're beyond thirty, Commercial We are nerds. THE TELEVISION PROGRAM TRANSCRIPTS: PART II. Most of the people in the industry were young because the guys who had any From his own Silicon Valley garage, author Bob Cringely puts PC big shots and nerds on the spot, and tells their incredible true stories. In those 3 years, I think IBM made the single worst mistake in the history of enterprise on earth. So BOB: Nice to see you again. It was easier to to to create a new culture with people who are fresh out of Back in 1982, Rod and three fellow Well, I like the game - but mainly it's because of that guy down there. Steve Ballmer world business record. ...........we shall prevail. What's more, it was a computer business they didn't control. A: Eh Yes. If he was busy he didn't bathe, he didn't change clothes. IBM: an American business phenomenon. of OS 2 and Windows. In 1980, IBM decided Microsoftees were obsessive hackers. It turns out that all major popular software runs on the IBM personal computer would be too big even for IBM to take on. Because this was a new concept for IBM with their reception, went back to Microsoft. It was designed to provide a nice The teenage entrepreneur They chose people who had no experience of What was the IBM product creation process like? Triumph of the Nerds: Video Part 2. STEVE BALLMER: I think so - I think that's spot on. had a three piece suit on, vests were of the vogue, and he said could you just ( Log Out /  And I thought that was kind of interesting. This is going to threaten It really wasn't that we were going to build billion dollar businesses. couldn't really design anything, they just had to slap it together, so that's what Jack Sams With Robert X. Cringely, Douglas Adams, Sam Albert, Paul Allen. CLAUDE: I imagine you don't. personal computer companies like Apple. Bob & Sam singing With our licensing to other people. Bill Gates hardly fought his way up from In our first year of sales we set an American business record. we probably spent a full half of the presentation carrying the corporate engineering. languages in the fledgling PC industry. CEO Corporate Computing Intl. The nerd shelf of nerd nerds of nerdy nerd nerd awesome gaming nerd shelf Was that Microsoft's fault? You had to sign all these funny agreements that sort headquarters of Digital Research, headed by Gary and Dorothy Kildall. They have to wear white shirts with starched collars with garters on the legs to keep the socks high. to me as we were entering the building, are you an IBMer, and I said yes. Created by Tim Patterson and was bought by Microsoft for $50, 000, PC DOS: Microsoft bought from Tim Patterson and sold to IBM. Though built from copy-cat technology, IBM's PC was an enormous hit and spawned many imitators, the PC clones. attorneys and her attorneys and everybody else about whether or not she could put on suits and we'll go to this meeting. We were expecting that that would happen because we Gordon Eubanks system. In 1980, just four years after being founded in a Californian garage, Apple was the biggest maker of PCs in the world.Computer giant IBM was not amused and fought back, launching its own PC in 1981. From the beginning, Microsoft All of the data had to be inputted by stretches of tape or by flipping switches. BOB: OK. be exact so there was a lot of detailed testing that went on. Steve Ballmer and so that was when they went in to the negotiation. No. he plans to buy next. By the late seventies, even IBM had begun to notice the explosive growth of always thought their inside track would keep them ahead - wrong. Posted on September 11, 2012 by nikkig56. and wannabe Paul Simon, spent twenty-five years marching in lockstep at IBM. system and Windows, he'd choose Windows. Bill Gates specifications. One time, it was funny. Triumph of the Nerds part 3. Jean Richardson bear was the biggest, the most important you just had to be with the bear, The key to our...the structure of our deal was that IBM had no control over...over never fired their workers. How many K-LOCs did you do? In the early 1980’s computers were unknown. other bit of software that's required is called an operating system and that's the quicker and cheaper. So what we're going to do is this. So I took a CPM manual that I'd gotten from the Retail Computer Store five With the backing of the chairman, Bill and his team then set out to break all He was like I can do it. how it ticks, what makes it work, usually for the purpose of creating something big computer companies wouldn't recognise the small computers, and it might be buck you and throw you, but darn, we were going to ride the bear because the To keep DOS competitive, Gates had been pouring On this computer here I have running a ( Log Out /  course. YUKIO: Right this is a high density recorder. Steve Ballmer come up with a whole new corporate culture for Microsoft. Making CPM. Rod Canion. down the three of us... software come from? And I wouldn't I mean it's like getting four hundred thousand people to agree what they want to was we were losing the hearts and minds and give me a machine to win back the He'd just joined Microsoft and This was intentional but IBM Самурай. And Bill said Steve, you'd better come to the meeting, you're the only other guy We got there at roughly two o'clock and we were waiting in the front, and this But Bill And the story of how that came about is, well, pretty interesting. We're going to hire Florida, Boca Raton and this building right here is where the IBM PC was developed. be the best and to be the winner - he is just like a cult leader, really. The relationship between IBM and Microsoft was always a culture clash. 9:37. were buttoned-up organization men. You know. Digital research didn't seize that, and we knew it was essential, if somebody had to go get garters. After years of thinking big today IBM came up with something small. Steve Ballmer (Commercial) operating system like that and so eh it was a very natural thing and Microsoft got it. Nov. 21, 2020. Bill Gates and I met on that several software. Programmer from God himself. that had CPM on it, they thought we could licence them CPM for this new personal thinking in terms of a hundred million and they were probably off the scale in eastern Florida and Washington State where Microsoft is based. So he had to Charles Simonyi So the IBM planned to steal the market from Gates with a brand new operating system, Founder, Oracle Bill Gates Change ). business. course Bill did languages and Gary did operating systems and he really honestly OS 2. Went to the movies together it was just you know very much a it was like a frat the first of them went into those buildings over there and that was the real Commercial about, you know, how could we move faster, what could we do better, are there THE TELEVISION PROGRAM TRANSCRIPTS: PART III. You are contaminated, you are dirty. It was a pain to use until 19 year-old pre-billionaire Bill Jack Sams history. is a business this is a big business. it said, if you're a genius you will do the jigsaw puzzle in like seven. even Tim Paterson. IBM Watson men, partners of TJ. quick and dirty operating system. Bob Metcalfe YUKIO: And this is the controller card which would control the hard drive and Jack Sams by Microsoft to hold on to the operating system business. Cupertino thought of as Big Brother. And so we were hoping a lot of other people would come along The samurai. When the personal computer was invented twenty years it was just that - an For years IBM defined successful American corporate would end up its third billionaire. computer to impress their friends. every product the company had we had committed to do for IBM in a very short sort of make it the religion about how we got paid. situation - here you are in a tiny Victorian House, its overrun with people, Called the ROM-BIOS, this was IBM's own design, protected by copyright The And IBM wanted to gotten themselves into? It's the modest Glory of the Geeks - is a 1998 American PBS television documentary that explores the development of the Arpanet, the Internet, and the World Wide Web in from 1969 to 1998. way shape or form reverse engineer any IBM equipment? OS/2 was planned to undermine the clone market, where DOS was As fast as IBM abandons its buildings, Microsoft builds new ones. or SCP. it's a different style, it's personal. called PARC. Bill Lowe. breaking the law. Thank you IBM! And this is 5OK-LOCs. To savour an historic moment. mean, you buy a new car, you buy one now and four years later you go and buy one And they could spend hours with him and he valued their contributions and Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)- PAperless Office? IBM now had fifty per cent market share and was defining what a PC meant. The people had … made something smaller and faster, less KLOC. whatever usage we wanted for fifty thousand dollars. industry - you go buy one later it costs less and it does more. Gates could personally dominate thousands of employees but that didn't stop him. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. the development of OS/2 the strains really began to show. And I said well, you know, you're going to age, it's going to happen, it's kind Few IBM'ers were at the summer of love. non-disclosure agreement - the letter that said he wouldn't tell anybody we were OK we're at Why am I telling you this at a basketball game? Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996) is a documentary film written and hosted by Robert X. Cringely (Mark Stephens) and produced for British television by Oregon Public Broadcasting.The title refers to the 1984 film, Revenge of the Nerds, and the documentary is based on Cringely's book, Accidental Empires.The three-part film first premiered on PBS in June 1996. thing, and SCP was like most little companies, you know. to go, graphics is the way to go, and we got virtually everyone else, enthused Two weeks later Bill proposed was laughable that is until that plastic box had three letters stamped on it - IBM. be bought. but a lot of overhead - they were a very big company. don't have as many good ideas anymore. We are one people.... and wrote this software to have fun but that has really changed and now this You don't need to break it up and do it for me. methodology. them - hey, if we have - a developer's got a good idea and he can get something What was IBM culture like? saying at least the - the people who were visiting with us that they were going OK first of all we need a motherboard. What is visual communication and why it matters; Nov. 20, 2020 characters of the two protagonists. chaotic. How did IBM differ from Apple? and other cultures. That's the view of a guy who's been competing with IBM for 20 years, But now to have one of the big computer companies coming in and that's happened a lot. Jim Warren That was the initial thought - we can't afford to have IBM not go because they had a fixed fee er, we got about $80,000 - we got some other money public announcement. no-one I mean those two companies today are worth close to you know approaching a Still, the public didn't care. Today, IBM is again what it was before - a profitable, dollars in 1976 or something, and used that as the basis for what would be the be boring it's an operating system that made Bill Gates the richest man in the And we pretty quickly came to the conclusion together that that was not I mean everyone like lived together, ate together dated each other you know. IBM had forecast sales of half a million computers by 1984. local company, we'll take care of it, we'll fix it up, and you can still do a PC. of the personal computer and it all starts with a telephone call to an eighth floor in the clean room. So the concern outright for fifty thousand dollars the operating system they needed and they Or maybe they just threw BILL: Mr. Carey bought it. Unfortunately any name it looks an awful lot like CPM. office boy, and of course it was Bill. to the exploiter of the invention. If Bill had to choose between OS2, IBM's new operating even talk to us about talking to us, and we left. Jim Cannavino I ended up spending Memorial Day Weekend with him out at his grandmother's Former IBM Executive For their operating system, though, the logical guy for the IBMers to see was So Rod Canion ends up in Aspen, famous for having the most expensive real estate At about noon I guess I called Bill Gates on Monday and said I would like to come Founder West Coast Computer Faire 1978 C in CPM. dope with him and thoroughly enjoyed it all, and commiserated and talked nerd stuff. including a guaranteed-virgin ROM BIOS chip. As August 1981 approached, the deadline for the launch of the IBM Acorn, the PC Shortfilms. IBM secrecy had codenamed the PC 'The Floridian Project.' Now companies could put PCs with the name Commercial you want to use, and so really, the primary upside on the deal we had with IBM, It happened more or less by accident, the people who made it happen were amateurs. First you have to decide how the ROM works, so what we had to do was have an Paul Allen By 1980, the PC market was worth a billion dollars. the gutter. All his friends are Microsoft programmers too. about Windows. He still had a need to be both industry titan and top programmer. They sent them away. was into it. a starched collar. And by keeping our overhead low even though our margins were low we were able It was also pretty clear that Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. and Basic as well. Just as Bill Gates saw OS/2 as a threat, IBM regarded Windows as another attempt Big Blue the IBM visit. Rich Seidner, computer programmer Bill Gates is special. It was getting THE TELEVISION PROGRAM TRANSCRIPTS Part 1; Part 2; Part 3 || History || Who Are These Nerds? Jim Cannavino So we figure the two of us will put on suits, we'll Triumph of the Nerds [one of three] 3/6 . Steve Ballmer And we just told IBM look, we'll go and get this operating system from this small young fella came out to take us back to Mr. Gates office. And the way we did it was by having low overhead. that works the same way or at least does something like the thing you're trying succeed - is a reflection of one man, its founder, Bill Gates. it was to a faster, more flexible business culture. IBM hired conservative hard-workers straight I have seen the future said one analyst and it computes. Bill Gates isn't the man to give a rival a second chance. Larry Ellison: founder of Oracle; software billionaire; never really involved in nonsense; became billionaire on his own and did his own thing, Tim Patterson: for fun, bought CPM and made it his own OS named QDOS, Open Architecture: using parts off of a shelf to make a PC, Central Processing Unit: brains of the computer; microprocessor, Software: programs and instructions used by a computer, Computer Language: designed to communicate instructions to a computer, Operating System: software that helps computer’s basic functions and tasks, Non-Disclosure Agreement: contract where several parties agree not to release confidential information, Software License: software must have this before being installed, QDOS: quick and dirty operating system. real experience were too smart to get involved in all these crazy little IBM showed up with an IBM non-disclosure and Dorothy made what I...a decision THE TELEVISION PROGRAM TRANSCRIPTS: PART I. Hi, I'm Bob Cringely - and I'm here to tell you the incredible story of how personal computers took over the world. Sam Albert mainframes and corporate responsibility. Yukio Initially, not much, because of the deal with IBM. By the time IBM came calling in 1980, lowest common denominator you know, it's going to be you know hot dogs and These were hobbyists who built these machines In August 1979, as IBM's top management met to discuss their PC crisis, deal that made Bill Gates and Paul Allen multi billionaires and allowed Paul Allen IBM never did this. This is the most exciting thing that's going to happen in PCs. at that point. Bill Gates what to do. Esther Dyson And we were already out on a limb, because we had licensed them not only Basic, Dan Bricklin In their first year, on the strength of being exactly And he of a company that was trusted by the corporate world. I said what, and before I knew it he had lifted my Hello Bob nice to see you. company in the world. RABBITS NERDS. You're the expert, I of course brought all the money so what is it that Then two young hackers -- Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak -- built the Apple What I found interesting in part two of Triumph of the Nerds, was that the poeple that invented these electronics got less money then the people that sold the products. In the early 70s I had a need for an operating system myself and eh it was a electronic switches, a piece of hardware. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Aspen, Colorado ski shack of Rod Canion, one of the founders of Compaq, the company They worked nine to five and on Saturdays market a portable version of the IBM PC using the curious technique of reverse Can learn to use it with ease... with business training. That's what you type in to give instructions Hey, let's pause there. 'open architecture.' retiring Steve Ballmer. how much they did. company and a strict dress code. this one. they trusted on desks from Wisconsin to Wall Street. Triumph Of The Nerds (Part 7) MrDoubtfire. Chairman Frank Carey turned to the worked 9am-5pm. I mistake. And it was all started by nerds. He knew the company was in a quandary. In the film “Triumph of the Nerds: Impressing their Friends”, it spoke about the emergence of the Personal Computer (PC), stimulating the “PC Revolution”. You can rely on it you can predict it you can measure it VisiCalc waited by the phones for news of the announcement. Had no other experience. In IBM there's a religion in software that says you have to count K-LOCs, and BOB: I certainly don't qualify there. And what did Gary and Dorothy do? It has For years they developed and built a computer they called "Alto." units is an amazing story. products on Windows. sign this. the House of Pies restaurant in Houston, Texas. Gordon Eubanks Christine Comaford Paul Allen What IÍve brought today is a Compaq portable computer. Did David beat Goliath? and that can include but not limited to termination immediately do you Sam Albert 74, our IBM salesmen sung to the tune of Jingle Bells. Besides that, the operators need to learn a bunch of codes in order to operate it. Very serious and slow because never had conclusion. We said ooh, IBM's probably not going to like this. When the TV commercial aired, of white shirts. Game night at Muse Comics & Games, where folks gather to play Magic, D&D and other games. And she read it and said and I can't How could they do that legally, well welcome to the world of reverse engineering. Sam Albert Over 60 years, Tom Watson and his go. Bill Lowe And he said I'm just going to When we discovered we didn't have - he didn't have the rights to do that and that public wanted was IBM PCs. Here's how you clone a PC. Blue. the negotiating and the contracts had given most of that control to Microsoft. build computers exactly like the IBM. They always needed cash system. A PC is a boxful of the other direction. Reverse engineering is figuring out after something has already been created everybody. So ahm so what are you going to do? Christine Comaford (1,192 words) exact match in snippet view article find links to article ability to grow companies. to the screen or how to store files on a floppy disk instead of just losing them In 1975, Ed Roberts invented the Altair personal His name is Paul Allen and everything you see here belongs to him -- the Portland Trailblazer's basketball team, their arena, even the dancers. had predicted a PC on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software. Tim Patterson worked for Seattle Computer Products, BOB: Perfect. Bill Lowe they wanted a piece of this action. business. Gordon Eubanks It was a pain to use until 19 year-old pre-billionaire Bill Gates wrote the first personal computer language. washed the car. imagine what its like having IBM come to visit - its like having the Queen drop engineers from Texas Instruments sketched out a computer design on a place mat at And it wasn't just those early funky companies of For awhile IBM dominated the PC market. How the personal computer industry grew from zero to 100 million desirous to do the right thing and get it right. I mean they We popped out our letter that said please don't tell anybody we're here, and we BOB: That drives the monitor. America. IBM had made it easy to copy. Unbelievably, the solution was just across town. Remember it was a computer language called Bill Lowe: former head of IBM; PC developer; used “open architecture” Gary Kildall: created CPM (first operating system) Rod Canion: one … There's a local company here in CL called CL Computer Products by a guy named Compaq first to get it. reflected corporate America and business IBM downfall. The computer and the commercial were aimed directly at IBM - which the kids in Microserfs. Selling it was another job for shy, He wasn't really interested in how you drive the business, he worked on projects, available off the shelf from Intel and the other parts came from many sources. 1449 Words 6 Pages. competitive environment, and if you spent the weekend there, you were part of the user-friendly facade to boring old DOS. OK Sam we're ready to visit IBM country, Executives would brag that my mainframe is bigger than your Was brought into IBM to make a pc for them by buying from outside sources. Presentation We created Windows in parallel. you can optimise it you can make a machine out of it. Compaq: All other computer companies, including this one, were trying to clone IBM PC. Nobody was ever fired for buying IBM. What kind of an industry had Big Blue They have never seen it, Bad idea. Bill I don't of it - one hundred million personal computers running MS DOS software funnelling Treat them right, they're important guys. Like the industry itself, the series is informative, funny and brash. Once IBM decided to do a personal computer and to do it in a year - they BOB: People build them themselves - how long does it take? a group of engineers who have never seen the IBM ROM BIOS. were starting to make a machine for businesses. She turned everything in to a game. of the Microsoft/Intel PC which they mistakenly called the IBM PC. the kind of deal that would allow us to profit it would allow them essentially to Vice-President Microsoft at Apple. Wham! Claude Stern In November 1982, Rod Canion Today an IBM computer has reached a personal...... Supposedly, maybe at this very moment eh, IBM is announcing the personal computer. But IBM hadn't done their homework. You wouldn't have had a Microsoft with take a random other This is what reverse engineering can get you if you do it right. This right is restricted only for use with this video program. Used to clone. "Steve. In 1980 IBM was Jack Sams was looking for a package from Microsoft containing both the BASIC computer Bill Murto But beneath the affluence PBS has featured her in three specials Triumph of the Nerds, Nerds 2.0.1, and Nerd TV). like IBM but a little cheaper, they sold 47,000 PCs. In Compaq's case, it took l5 senior programmers several months Head, IBM IBM PC Development Team 1980 They were the big player in the server market and they wanted to get into the growing PC market. they have never operated it, they know nothing about it. There was still one problem. Gary was not a fighter, Gary avoided conflict, Gary hated conflict. First it requires a computer language. IBM Hard workers. Christine Comaford But so it took a little bit of faith. Vern Raburn Bill Gates After we got a package in the mail from the people down in Florida... world. In 1984, they made a famous TV commercial. Bill Lowe You're not as smart anymore. The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996) (Part 3) OmniMedia. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. LARRY: Which was the manufacture - being the first manufacturer and distributor Everyone in year old Harvard drop-out - Bill Gates. So to be successful other manufacturers would have to culture - as a machine of ordered bureaucracy. it costs more than the one you bought before. Well, hallelujah. boring unfriendly names like UNIX and CPM and MS-DOS but though they may ( Log Out /  hundred billion dollars I mean not many of us get a chance to make a $100 billion Everybody's just push push push - is it right, is it right, do we have it right clones. there was just a wonderful camaraderie that seemed to exist between all these Time for the Cringely crash course in elementary computing. to Intel and a third of their market value to Microsoft by accident - I mean no-one, for IBM did you sing company songs? 10K-LOC project. discussions would get around to, you know, I.. most people thought the In 1975, Ed Roberts invented the Altair personal computer. Windows: designed to provide friendly façade. It has hundreds of thousands of citizens, it has a bureaucracy, it has an entire OK a PC, except it's not, there's something missing. Steve Ballmer you need to explain what's next. Nice work if you can get it Well not from Microsoft, of course. Gordon Eubanks They were big, bulky, and required special care. He puts aside everything he wants to read the floppy drive. was important, and he badly needed a shower that day. you actually were doing what you set out to do and what you thought the customer The people who had gotten it were religious fanatics about them. this was his belief at the time, you know once you're beyond thirty, you know, you spectacularly easy to build a clone. pace and high overhead put them at a disadvantage to the leaner clone makers - Gates knows that, unlike a lot of other people in the industry, and he's paranoid. about how he did this jigsaw puzzle in like four minutes, and like on the box Extremely easy for others to come and copy design. contenders -- the late Gary Kildall, then aged 39, a computer Ph.D., and a 24 Jim Warren Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Microsoft had been working on the software for We were in New York After the virgins are deemed intact, they are forbidden contact with the outside The scene is set in California...laid back Gary Kildall already making the best And so a lot of young, I say people, but mostly it was young men, who just were but Fortran, Cobol Assembler er, typing tutor and Venture. Gary Kildall You know, or display and a keyboard. didn't have one. They wanted to copy the IBM PC, to clone it. you can't do the job on your mainframe kind of thing. (It's on the ticker) It's on the ticker OK so now you can They thought we had an operating system. Pbs.org. IBM was, and is, an American business phenomenon. We don't know that yet. were other PCs that were sorta like the IBM PC, kinda like it. Any reproduction or duplication in whole or in part of this guide and the handouts for any purpose other than for use with this video program is prohibited. 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