From Hippies to the first PC (Episode 1)
Todays’ Silicon Valley is the home for multi-million dollar IT companies. In the beginning, however, it was unsophisticated, colourful, chaotic, and revolutionary. Hippies and amateur entrepreneurs initiated an unprecedented revolution: the pioneers of the personal computer wanted to change the world in an attempt to dethrone the “Big Brother”. They wanted PCs for everybody instead of big computers for the powerful. In part one of the series, the pioneers of the PC revolution tell the story of the beginnings of the personal computer. They are the visionaries and masterminds who, unlike Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, never made the big bucks but whose ideals and dreams built the foundations of the interconnected world we know today, the origins of which lie back in the Hippie and peace movement of the 1970s.