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Tech documentaries to watch

While ago I watched on YouTube watched Code Rush, the documentary about Netscape’s developers back in 2000 and their decision to release their code as open source. After seeing it I got hungry about seeing more of these Web/Programming related docs. So, here is my list of few that I have found so far.

Code Rush

The documentary about Mozilla in 2000 and their decision to release their code as open source.


Triumph of the Nerds

A great history of PC from its origins to the launch of Windows 95.

Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History Of The Internet

A history of Arpanet, The Internet, and the web before the dot-com bust.

A hit or miss interview series with various influential people in the tech industry. Avoid #9 like the plague. I’ve been looking forward to the second season for years, but I’m wondering now if it’ll ever get released. The page hasn’t been updated in quite awhile

Download: The True Story Of The Interet“.

It picks up right where Nerds 2.0.1 left off and covers the dot-com bust and Web 2.0 up to early 2008.

Revolution OS

Is a decent history of the open source movement and Linux.

The KGB, the Computer and Me

About Cliff Stoll’s experiences catching crackers working for the Soviet Union at the end of the cold war.

Plug and Pray

An extraordinary documentary about computer science, robotics and a homage to the legendary MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum.

Traces the birth and failure of new media company

Project aardvark

Four interns are brought into Manhattan and given 12 weeks to design, develop, debug and ship a program that will change the way computer geeks around the world fix their friends’ computers

The Internet Archive has lots of old computer and technology videos, I have not check it yet but maybe there are some pearls.