Hackers, Crackers and Geeks

Here’s a good selection of documentaries and films about the development of computers from the 1970s onwards – from the point of view of the hobbyists who made the computer scene what it is.

 

BBS – The Documentary
An 8 part documentary about the subculture born from the creation of the bulletin board system (BBS), which was the internet back in the 80sWATCH
Freedom Downtime
The True Story Of Hacker Kevin MitnickWATCH
Micro Men
A cool dramatisation of the early 80s computer rivalry in England, between Acorn and Sinclair, featuring Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman.WATCH
Llamasoft And The Space Giraffe
A talk given by Jeff Minter, one of the most inspired and inspiring programmers of the last 30 years.WATCH
Hackers – National Geographic

WATCH

Indie Game – The Movie

WATCH

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

WATCH

Kim Dotcom – VICE

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Pirates of Silicon Valley
A dramatisation of the battles between Microsoft and Apple in the 1970sWATCH
Inventions That Changed the World
Jeremy Clarkson looks back at the history of early computers and how much of an impact their creators had.WATCH
The KGB, the Computer and Me

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MTV True Life – I’m a Gamer

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I Am Streetfighter

WATCH

 

 

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