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Nuts & Volts Magazine (May 2005)

The IBM PC and Its Continuing Repercussions

By Edward B. Driscoll, Jr.    View In Digital Edition  

In the 1999 made-for-cable movie, “Pirates of Silicon Valley,” the filmmakers chose to illustrate how significant a 1980 meeting between Bill Gates and IBM was by having John Di Maggio, the actor playing Steve Ballmer (Gates’ longtime lieutenant), walk out of the scene, up to the camera, and tell the viewers that this — this! — was the most important moment in computer history.


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