June 20, 1999: Pirates of Silicon Valley
1999 – TNT television network airs “Pirates of Silicon Valley“. The story about Bill Gates (Anthony Michael Hall) and Steve Jobs (Noah Wylie). The story is based on the book “Fire in the Valley” and documents the rise of these two computer greats. Of course, it would be interesting to see the sequel – How the last 12 years have panned out… BTW – Joey Slotnick played Steve Wozniak.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 20
- 1926 – First wireless phone is demonstrated
- 1989 – Lotus 1-2-3 version 3.0 is released
- 2000 – IBM 1GB Microdrive
- 2003 – Wikimedia Foundation is founded
- 2009 – Nokia purchases Nortel