Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Martyn Burke, 1999

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Fire in the Valley
Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine, 1984

Pirates of Silicon Valley is a documentary directed by Martyn Burke in 1999 and based on the book Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine, first published in 1984. The documentary features Noah Wyle, Anthony Michael Hall, Joey Slotnick, John DiMaggio, Josh Hopkins, Melissa Suzanne McBride, and others.

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RATING

7.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: Pirates of Silicon Valley (Martyn Burke, 1999)

8.2

/ 10

Book Cover: Fire in the Valley (Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine, 1984)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Fire in the Valley, the 1984 book by Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine.

Fire in the Valley

Read by: Don Azevedo

Storyline

The story about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Pirates of Silicon Valley, the 1999 movie by Martyn Burke

Year

1999

Minutes

95

Movie Rate

7.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Country: USA

Year: 1999

Length: 1h35m

Cover of Fire in the Valley, the 1984 book by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine

Year

1984

Pages

463

Book Rate

8.28

S: Goodreads

Book

Fire in the Valley

Subtitle: The Making of the Personal Computer

Country: USA

First published in: 1984

Length: 463 pages

Genre: Biography

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Cover of Fire in the Valley, the 1984 book by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine

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