A fascinating account of maverick innovators during the Wild West era of personal computing.
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Silicon Cowboys

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 that altered the future of computing and helped shape the world as we know it today.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 9.16.16 - 9.22.16
Playhouse 7, 9.16.16 - 9.22.16
Rated NR
Runtime: 75 min
Language: English

Director: Jason Cohen
FEATURED REVIEW: Steven Wright, Slant Magazine
In a world where everyone knows the names David and Goliath, nobody wants to be the Goliath. After all, the giant philistine warrior that fell to David's skillful sling has caught more than his fair share of posthumous flack, meeting the same ironic end again and again, if only by th...