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Topic # 129261 9-Sep-2013 10:14
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I recently watched two excellent documentaries: The Pirate Bay: AFK; and Downloaded (about Napster).

I'm really keen to watch some more tech related documentaries or movies.  Anyone know of any?

Would prefer proper documentaries but I did enjoy the likes of Pirates of Silicon Valley, and The Social Network, so if you have any movie recommendations let me know too.  



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  Reply # 891949 9-Sep-2013 10:46
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  Reply # 891961 9-Sep-2013 10:51
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One of my favs is Startup.com. Possibly the quintessential dotcom boom doco. Following a couple of friends and their start up idea, cameras capturing everything from start to finish.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0256408/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibuiUXOTE4M

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 892034 9-Sep-2013 12:47
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What about Jobs? ;)




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  Reply # 892041 9-Sep-2013 12:59
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paulmilbank: What about Jobs? ;)


I'm helping him cure his fanboyism, this may set his progress back.

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  Reply # 892305 9-Sep-2013 18:44
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There was a four-part TV series called "electric dreams" or similar that I quite enjoyed. They took a five person family back to 1959 in terms of their house fit-out and technology to see how they would cope.

Then every day they advanced the calendar a year and the technology that had become available that year was supplied. They also had some "typical" related tasks that were in vogue at the time to complete - such as cooking a complete dinner party using ingredients available at the time and the "new fangled" 600W microwave oven.



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  Reply # 892307 9-Sep-2013 18:46
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scottjpalmer:
paulmilbank: What about Jobs? ;)


I'm helping him cure his fanboyism, this may set his progress back.


Unlikely to watch this one....ever....

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  Reply # 892352 9-Sep-2013 20:27
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n4j0r

Watched the virtual revolution a while ago back on tvnz7. Was pretty good.




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Unless already mentioned
 - Pirates of silicon valley
 - Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, you will need to know this stuff in about 200 years time
 - Jobs
 - The social network (about facebook)
 - BBS The Documentary (8 part series about old BBS bulletin board systems in the USA and dawn of the internet. One part is about the early legal wars between Winzip and PKZip)
 - Breaking the Code The Life of Alan Turing (in fact watch anything on alan turing)
 - The Secret Life of Machines (multi part series about history of things like fax machine, VCR, washing machine)
 - BBC Shock and Awe The story of Electricity
 - The Secret Life of The National Grid (awesome 3 part series on the UK's National Grid, i wish a doco would be done about the history of electricity generation and transmission in NZ)
 - We Steal Secrets the story of wikileaks
 - BBC Code Breakers Bletchley parks lost heroes
 - BBC In Orbit how satelites rule our world
 - Panorama Merdochs TV pirates (story of a new tv company in the UK that failed because of their chip technology, talks about tv card hacking)
 - Storyville Google and the world brain
 - BBC The race for colour
 - CH4 Steve Jobs iChanged the world (doco on stevo)
 - Downloaded (story of napster, i didnt realise the creator was so cute)
 - Independant Lens The Revenge of the electric car (PBS doco on 3 people who are making electric cars - some dude, nissan & GM)
 - Steve jobs billion dollar hippy (doco on stevo)
 - The Light Bulb Conspiracy (why printer ink costs so much)
 - Underground The Julian assange story (movie about his life as a teenage hacker before he started wikileaks)
 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
 - The boat that rocked (info on pirate fm radio stations, similar story to how radio hauraki started?)




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  Reply # 892397 9-Sep-2013 22:21
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The hitch-hikers guide should be read, as a trilogy in five parts. The movies not bad, but the books are much better.

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  Reply # 892430 9-Sep-2013 23:08
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Just watched code rush http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q7FTjhvZ7Y 

Oh boy the 90's and netscape was sooo funny





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  Reply # 892466 10-Sep-2013 06:42
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Revolution OS is a great movie to watch if you are interested in the history of the open source movement.

I also liked startup.com which is mentioned above.



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  Reply # 892479 10-Sep-2013 08:19
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Nice work everyone!

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