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 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. Directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Jason Cohen, the film offers an insider's look into the explosive rise of the 1980's PC industry and is a refreshing alternative to the familiar narratives of Jobs, Gates, and Zuckerberg.

Silicon Cowboys Festivals and Press

South by Southwest (SXSW) – World PremiereSF DocFest - Closing Night FilmMontclair Film Festival – Special Jury AwardNantucket Film FestivalSidewalk Film Festival

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https://www.netflix.com/title/80104318