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Title: Pirates of Silicon Valley Worksheets
Authors: Chernak, Clark
Keywords: movie
Steve Jobs
Bill Gates
hardware evolution
Pirates of Silicon Valley
personal computer
history of Apple and Microsoft
DVD
VHS
video
microcomputer evolution
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: CEMCS Summer Institute, Toronto, Ont, CA
Series/Report no.: 9013
Abstract: "Pirates of Silicon Valley (DVD and VHS) is the dramatization of the events that lead to the creation and explosive growth of the personal computer. We follow Steve Jobs (Apple) and Bill Gates (Microsoft) as their paths crisscross in Silicon Valley. We watch as the rivalry between these two giants unfolds. I like to use this video to introduce PC hardware and software evolution. This TNT production was nominated for an Emmy award and has some great visuals and music. It will hold your students' attention for the entire film. I have included some questions for the students. Email me if you would like the answers. I would recommend breaking the film viewing into 2 sessions. The meeting between Microsoft and IBM is a great place to stop. Enjoy! (movie not included - must be rented or purchased)" Worksheet author's email is not available, but he seems to appear on both school site and Facebook
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2378/454
Appears in Collections:L1 A 12: Computers in Society
L2 A 09: Ethical Issues
L2 A 10: Careers in Computing
L3 A 09: Social issues
L3 A 10: Careers in Computing
L3 C 03: Societal issues in software engineering, limits of computing, levels of languages, computing careers

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