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Silicon Cowboys

Launched in 1982 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 had tried cloning the industry leader’s code, only to be trounced by IBM and its high-priced lawyers. Explore 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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Silicon Cowboys (2016)
Rating: 6.8/10 (1,291 votes)
Director: Jason Cohen
Writer: Jason Cohen Steven Leckart
Stars: Rod Canion Jim Harris Bill Murto
Runtime: 77 min
Genre: Documentary History
Released: 16 Sep 2016
Plot: Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.