Saturday, January 5, 2008

A brief history of computing, networking and the internet

I stumbled upon this awesome documentary called Nerds 2.0.1 produced almost 10 years back. Its about how geeks working off their garages, living rooms and school dorms built some of the most brilliant technology serving mankind today. The video traces history of 4 of the most successful companies: 3COM, Novell, Cisco and Sun. A constant emphasis in the whole documentary, is on the role of the Venture Capitalists in silicon valley. The bright and dark sides of venture capitalism and venture capitalists is highlighted aptly. Its a must watch for all technology geeks, nerds and budding enterpreneurs.