Title: Silicon Cowboys
Directed by: Jason Cohen
Written by: Jason Cohen and Steven Leckart
Release Date: 9/16/2016
Running Time: 77 minutes
Launched in 1981 by three friends in a Houston diner, Compaq Computer set out to build a portable PC to take on IBM, the world’s most powerful tech company. Many companies had tried cloning the industry leader’s code, only to be trounced by IBM and its high-priced lawyers. SILICON COWBOYS explores the remarkable David vs. Goliath story, and eventual demise, of Compaq, an unlikely upstart who altered the future of computing and helped shape the world as we know it today.
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Note: the closing credits look like they’re being printed on an old dot matrix printer.